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Thursday, April 16, 2009
Browns GM avoids trade rumors

By James Walker

Posted by's James Walker

BEREA, Ohio -- As everyone knows by now, speculation is running rampant in Cleveland.

Browns receiver Braylon Edwards, quarterback Brady Quinn and the No. 5 overall pick have all made the rounds through the NFL rumor mill this offseason.

Cleveland general manager George Kokinis met with the media Thursday in preparation for next week's NFL draft. He didn't provide much info in terms of trades, but here were some key points:

"Internal business is something that we're really not going to discuss,” Kokinis said. "In reference to speculation, rumors and trades and whatnot, it's just not the right thing to do.”

"There is some philosophy that you should take a quarterback in any draft... I'm going to keep that option open for sure," Kokinis said.