Reports: Browns to acquire WR Jerry Jeudy from Broncos

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The Cleveland Browns have agreed to acquire wide receiver Jerry Jeudy from the Denver Broncos for a pair of draft picks, multiple outlets reported Saturday.

The Broncos will receive fifth- and sixth-round picks (135th and 202nd overall) in next month’s NFL draft, per reports.

The trade fills multiple needs: a wide receiver for the Browns; a fresh start for Jeudy, who hasn’t always been happy in Denver; and draft picks and salary cap space for the rebuilding Broncos.

The Broncos selected Jeudy, who turns 25 next month, with the No. 15 overall draft pick in 2020 out of Alabama. They picked up his fifth-year contract option last May, signing him to a $12.99 million deal for 2024.

That contract, and cash, will shift to Cleveland when the new league year begins Wednesday and the trade can be finalized. Jeudy will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2024 season.

With the Browns, Jeudy will join Amari Cooper (1,250 yards, five touchdowns in 2023) and Elijah Moore (640 yards, two TDs) as a key target for QB Deshaun Watson.

Last season, Jeudy appeared in 16 games (11 starts) for the Broncos and tallied 54 catches for 758 yards and two touchdowns.

In four seasons in Denver, he gained 3,053 yards on 211 receptions and added 11 touchdowns in 57 games (44 starts).