Cardinals acquire CB Taylor from Browns

By The Sports Xchange  |  May 20, 2018 at 3:11 AM
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The Arizona Cardinals acquired cornerback Jamar Taylor, the team announced Saturday.

The Cardinals finalized a trade with Cleveland, sending a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to the Browns in exchange for Taylor. The deal is contingent on Taylor passing a physical.

Arizona was seeking a cornerback to play opposite perennial All-Pro Patrick Peterson. Arizona jettisoned defensive backs Tyronn Mathieu, Justin Bethel and Tramon Williams in the offseason.

Although Taylor started a career-high 15 games for the Browns last season, he became expendable after the team stockpiled cornerbacks in the offseason.

Cleveland used the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft to select Denzel Ward of Ohio State and added T.J. Carrie, E.J. Gaines and Terrance Mitchell via free agency.

The Browns also made a trade to acquire Damarious Randall, who is expected to be moved to safety. Cleveland traded another cornerback, Jason McCourty, to New England.

A second-round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2013, Taylor had 62 tackles and 10 passes defensed last season. He had all three of his career interceptions with the Browns in 2016.

The Cardinals hosted veteran cornerback Bashaud Breeland for a visit on Wednesday. Breeland signed a three-year, $24 million contract with Carolina in March, but the contract was voided following his physical.

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