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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Dolphins ship CB Daniels to desperate Browns


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
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DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins continue to jettison players from last year's roster. They traded erratic defensive back Travis Daniels to the Cleveland Browns this afternoon for an undisclosed draft pick.

The move bolsters a thin and inexperienced Browns secondary that looked alarmingly bad Monday night against the New York Giants.

Daniels certainly won't be the answer. He's more for depth, but he's a player who desperately needed a change of scenery and could respond to wearing a new uniform.

Daniels, a fourth-round pick from LSU, started 25 games in his three seasons with the Dolphins, but he never looked as promising as he did in his rookie year under his former college coach, Nick Saban.

Daniels started 14 games as a rookie, made 62 tackles and defensed 13 passes. In his next two seasons combined he had 11 starts, 63 tackles and six passes defensed.

ESPN.com's KC Joyner crunched the numbers and determined Daniels gave up an average of 10.9 yards per pass attempt against him.