Cleveland Browns trade Danny Shelton to New England Patriots

FILE- Cleveland Browns nose tackle Danny Shelton sits on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cleveland. The Browns have reportedly agreed to trade Shelton to the Patriots

The New England Patriots have completed a trade with Cleveland that will shop Browns' defensive tackle Danny Shelton to the Patriots.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Browns traded a 2018 draft pick in addition to Shelton, for a conditional pick in 2019.

Shelton has one-year left on his rookie deal and the Patriots must decide if they they will accept his fifth-year option.

Shelton was drafted by the Browns with the No. 12 overall pick in 2015.

On Friday, Dorsey acquired quarterback Tyrod Taylor, wide receiver Jarvis Landry and cornerback Damarious Randall.

In recent days, the Cleveland Browns have significantly changed their roster, and the New England Patriots were one of the teams to trade with them. O'Neil and Horton ran a 3-4 defense that relies on a strong nose tackle, but with the Browns switching to a 4-3 under Williams in 2017, Shelton might not have had the same value to them.

Danny Shelton finishes his Cleveland Browns career with 1.5 sacks and 71 tackles in 46 games played.

Shelton is the latest first-round draft pick to be dumped by the Browns, whose inability to choose good players in recent years is at the heart of the team's woeful record. Meanwhile, the Browns will roll with second-year tackle Larry Ogunjobi. "His 6'2", 343-pound frame makes him hard to move in the trenches, which frees up linebackers to make plays at the line. Wilson said Mathieu would be a flawless fit in New England, as he is also capable of playing cornerback and inside linebacker in sub-packages. The big-bodied defensive tackle should immediately step in and contribute to a run defense that struggled at times last season.

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