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Cleveland Browns Looking to Trade Brady Quinn

CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 29:  Brady Quinn #10 of  the Cleveland Browns looks on during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 29, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Benjamin FlackSenior Analyst IMarch 10, 2010

Adam Schefter of ESPN has reported that in the wake of the Cleveland Browns cutting Derek Anderson, the team is also actively looking to trade Brady Quinn as well.

Schefter writes, "Cleveland has offered Quinn to other teams, league sources said Wednesday. Not only are the Browns looking into a deal for Quinn, but they also are investigating other quarterback options as well."

Cleveland traded for Seattle back-up quarterback Seneca Wallace on March 8 and then cut Anderson the next day.

It is not surprising that the new management may be looking to clear out the incumbent quarterbacks. Neither player blew away competition over the past couple years.

While Anderson was historically bad, Quinn was not much better.

Team president Mike Holmgren has stated that a quarterback needs at least 32 career starts to have an accurate assessment of his potential, something Quinn has not had.

However, the organization is looking to move on in its own direction and with all of the controversy and lackluster play over the past two season this should come as no surprise.

If Quinn is moved, then look for the Browns to add another quarterback either through trades, free agency, or the draft.

It is unknown who will be under center on opening day in orange and brown. It could still be Quinn... but right now it is not looking like that will happen.

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