The Cleveland Browns, doormats in the AFC North for the past five years, are getting rid of their first-round mistakes as fast as they can find someone to take them.
The Browns today traded 2006 first-round pick Kameron Wimbley to the Oakland Raiders for a third-round pick in April's NFL Draft. Oakland gave up a pick it had acquired in a previous deal. The Raiders had acquired a third-round pick from New England last summer in a deal for Derrick Burgess.
Wimbley was dealt within hours of the Browns trading quarterback Brady Quinn to the Denver Broncos, according to the Associated Press. Drafted in the first round out of Florida State in 2006, Wimbley had 11 sacks as a rookie, but had 15 1/2 more over the next three seasons.
Quinn, a 2007 first-round pick of the Browns, was traded for fullback Peyton Hillis, a 2011 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2012, the AP reported. He completed just 53 percent of his passes last season for 1,339 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.