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Cleveland Browns trade C Austin Corbett to Los Angeles Rams

The Cleveland Browns announced on Tuesday that they have traded center Austin Corbett to the Los Angeles Rams.
Credit: AP
Cleveland Browns offensive guard Austin Corbett (63) plays against the Washington Redskins during the second half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND — It may be the bye week, but the Cleveland Browns are remaining busy.

On Tuesday, the team announced that it has traded second-year center Austin Corbett to the Los Angeles Rams. In return, Cleveland will receive an undisclosed 2021 draft pick.

According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the pick the Browns will receive is a fifth-round selection.

Selected with the first pick of the second round of the 2018 draft (33rd overall), Corbett never found much of a home with the Browns, where he failed to crack the team's starting lineup in his two seasons with the team. After serving in a reserve role throughout the 2018 season, Corbett entered 2019 the front-runner to replace Kevin Zeitler as the team's starting right guard but was ultimately passed by veteran Eric Kush during Training Camp.

Over the course of the first six games of the 2019 season, Corbett served as JC Tretter's primary backup at center when active. Over the last two years, he appeared in 14 games with the Browns, including three this season.

Credit: Ron Schwane
Cleveland Browns guard Austin Corbett runs a drill at the team's training facility in Berea, Ohio on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

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The trading of Corbett to Los Angeles could be the first of multiple moves the Browns make during the bye week and in the lead up to the Oct. 29 trade deadline. Despite entering the season as the betting favorite to win the AFC North, Cleveland has gotten off to a disappointing 2-4 start to the 2019 campaign and will face the undefeated defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in their first game after this week's bye.

WATCH | Dave "Dino" DeNatale and Nick Camino discuss the Corbett trade, plus rumors of a possible Trent Williams-to-Cleveland deal on Tuesday's edition of Donovan & Dino