BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Cleveland Browns’ lead negotiator said he does not expect any further trade talks with the 49ers for quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Sashi Brown, the Browns’ executive vice president of football operations, said Monday morning at the NFL owners meetings that the team is not actively involved in trade talks with the 49ers for Kaepernick. He said the Browns did not initially reach out to the 49ers to discuss Kaepernick's future.
It was Kaepernick's agents who contacted the Browns about the possibility of a trade, reported ESPNCleveland.com.
“At this point we don't anticipate being engaged with San Francisco," Brown said Monday at the NFL owners meetings, reported Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.
Brown described the Browns’ actual interest in Kaepernick as “over-reported.” He said the Browns never negotiated a draft pick with the 49ers or a new contract with Kaepernick’s agents.
The Cleveland executive said the team is moving forward on conducting its due diligence on the possibility of signing former Washington quarterback Robert Griffin.
A source told CSNBayArea.com last week that nothing will materialize from the trade talks the 49ers had with the Browns, Denver Broncos and New York Jets, and that the 49ers will not seek to release Kaepernick.
“There’s a good chance he’s still on the team the way things look now,” the source said.