Randall appeared to confirm that news. Cleveland will also officially trade for Miami receiver Jarvis Landry next week.
Taylor has an $18 million cap hit this year with three option years remaining on his contract.
"Y'all better understand s- about to get SERIOUS". While he is not the long-term answer for the Browns, they are no longer desperate for the quarterback position.
The trade was among a flurry Friday by the Browns.
Miami gave Landry the franchise tag last month.
Last but not least, Dorsey made sure to help the defense.
With three stunning trades on the eve of free agency, Cleveland landed a proven starting quarterback, a game-breaking, three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver and a shut-down cornerback.
Taylor, 28, carries only one year of starter's money ($18 million cap hit, per overthecap.com) on his current contract, so he sets up as a ideal stop-gap for a more affordable rookie quarterback who can sit for a year and learn, or replace Taylor halfway through 2018 if he's ready.
The deal confirmed Friday includes $55 million guaranteed and also makes Evans the highest-paid player with the Buccaneers with an average annual salary of $16.5 million. Receivers Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker are expected to return, along with quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who missed all of 2017 because of a knee injury. It just is. So instead of going through the free agency process for a QB, WR, and CB, where you pitch yourselves, then wait for a response, Dorsey and company chose to use the team's stockpile of draft picks to bring in young, talented players. Acquiring Landry has likely changed those plans and the Browns can address a multitude of other needs.
Miami will reportedly receive two draft picks - one in the 2018 draft, another in 2019 - for the first player to catch 400 passes over his first four National Football League seasons.
Landry reacted to his trade by tweeting out: "Y'all better understand [expletive] about to get SERIOUS..." They're now slated to select at Nos. If Taylor had remained with the team, he would've been working with his fourth offensive coordinator in four seasons. He played in 14 games with 12 starts at cornerback for the Packers last season.