Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins is open to being traded and Cleveland could be a possible destination, according to a report. But a source told Sunday that although the Browns will explore all options at quarterback, it's a remote possibility they'd trade for the third-year pro. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday that Cousins, a fourth-round pick in 2012 out of Michigan State, believes he's ready to start and has already talked to the Redskins about possibly dealing him. Sources also told Schefter that Cleveland is a possible destination because of Browns new coordinator Kyle Shanahan, the former Redskins' playcaller.

It could be a good fit, but would be a difficult competition with Hoyer in the fold. The Shanahan connection is what makes this intriguing.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson