Jamar Taylor Reportedly Traded to Cardinals; Browns Receive 6th-Round Pick

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMay 18, 2018

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The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly finalizing a trade for Cleveland Browns cornerback Jamar Taylor

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the deal is expected to be completed after 4 p.m. ET on Friday once Taylor restructures his contract to make the move "more palatable" for the Cardinals.

Cleveland will receive a sixth-round pick in exchange for Taylor, per the Akron Beacon-Journal's Nate Ulrich.  

Taylor, who joined the Miami Dolphins in 2013 as a second-round pick out of Boise State, spent the past two seasons in Cleveland. 

During that stretch, Taylor tallied three interceptions and 23 pass breakups across 31 appearances, including 29 starts. In 2017, Taylor led all Browns cornerbacks by playing 90.36 percent of the team's total defensive snaps. 

Now he'll head to the desert with a chance to lock down a starting spot opposite Patrick Peterson in a secondary that's seen Tyrann Mathieu, Justin Bethel and Tramon Williams all depart in free agency. 

Last season, the Cardinals ranked a respectable 14th in pass defense (221 yards allowed per game) while surrendering 24 scores through the air. 

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