CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have traded offensive lineman Cam Erving, a former first-round pick, to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Cleveland is getting a fifth-round pick for Erving, the No. 19 overall selection in 2015 who was a disappointment for the Browns. They tried him at center, guard and tackle, but the 6-foot-5, 313-pounder struggled at each spot.
Erving has been sidelined with a calf injury in recent weeks and limited in practice.
He started 13 games last season, 12 at center and one at right tackle. Cleveland’s offensive line was ravaged by injuries last year, but the Browns still managed to finish second in the NFL by averaging 4.9 yards per attempt.
Erving made 42 consecutive starts at Florida State, where he started as a defensive lineman before moving to offensive tackle. Later, he was switched to center and played well for the Seminoles.