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NFL Trade Rumors: Browns Looked For Bradford Trade, According To Report

The Cleveland Browns made a strong push for the St. Louis Rams' No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, in all likelihood to select Robert Griffin III, but that reportedly wasn't their first choice of Rams assets. According to Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland, the Browns first inquired about the availability of Rams QB Sam Bradford before moving onto discussions about the draft pick when they were rebuffed.

Browns head coach Pat Shurmur was Bradford's offensive coordinator in Bradford's rookie season, and the Browns might have felt that Bradford was a less risky option than Griffin. But, obviously, the Browns never had a shot at Bradford, and they also missed their chance at landing Griffin, so they'll forge ahead in 2012 with Colt McCoy presumably under center.

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