BEREA, Ohio– The Cleveland Browns introduced three new players during a media availability on Thursday.
Jarvis Landry, Tyrod Taylor and Damarious Randall told reporters they are excited about the opportunity to join the Browns. But they aren’t dwelling on the team’s 0-16 record from last year.
“I can’t really focus on that,” Taylor said.
“Everyone is 0-0,” Landry said.
“New year, new team,” Randall added.
Taylor was asked about the Browns drafting a quarterback. He said that’s out of his hands, and he’s going to do everything he can to help this team win now.
“Taking care of the football is No. 1. Show me a team that has a bunch of turnovers and I’ll show you a team that’s not playing in January,” Taylor said. He threw just 16 interceptions in the past three years.
Taylor and Landry both had a lot of praise for the weapons on offense, including Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman.
“Just looking at the roster, it’s a tremendous group of talent,” Taylor said. “This community deserves a winning team and I’m looking forward to being the guy leading the group.”
“It’s almost a pick-your-poison type of offense,” Landry said.
While most of the news conference focused on Taylor, Randall talked about his move from cornerback to safety, saying, “I’m going to try to learn this defense as fast as possible.”
The Browns were busy last week. On Friday, they acquired wide receiver Landry from the Dolphins and got quarterback Taylor from the Bills. Then they traded quarterback DeShone Kizer to Green Bay in exchange for cornerback Randall.
Cleveland also traded lineman Danny Shelton to the Patriots and are expected to sign free agent running back Carlos Hyde.
Throughout the action, the Browns kept the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks in the 2018 NFL Draft.