Reporting Daryl Ruiter
BEREA (92.3 The Fan) – The Cleveland Browns kicked off day 3 of the NFL draft by dealing their 4th and 5th round picks to Pittsburgh and Indianapolis for 2014 selections.
Cleveland made a deal with their division rivals by sending their 4th round pick – No. 111 overall, which was acquired from Miami as part of the Davone Bess deal, to Pittsburgh.
The Steelers used the pick to take Syracuse safety Shamarko Thomas while the Browns acquired a 2014 3rd round pick in return.
It’s the first trade between the Browns and Steelers since 1968 when the 2 rivals swapped quarterbacks – Dick Shiner went to Pittsburgh for Bill Nelsen.
The Browns then sent their 5th round pick – No. 139 – to the Colts for a 2014 4th round pick. Indianapolis selected Tennessee-Martin defensive tackle Montori Huges.
Bess passed his physical Saturday morning for the Browns to complete Friday’s trade with Miami.
Miami used the No. 104 overall pick, which was acquired from the Browns in the Bess trade, to select Florida outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins.
The Browns have a 6th-rounder (No. 175) and 2 in the 7th round (Nos. 217 and 227) remaining in the draft.