Browns trade Quinn to Broncos for Hillis, two picks


The Cleveland Browns have traded QB Brady Quinn to the Denver Broncos for RB Peyton Hillis, a 2011 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional 2012 draft pick. The teams announced the trade on Sunday.

Quinn has been the subject of trade rumors since the Browns acquired QB Seneca Wallace from the Seattle Seahawks last week and reached terms on a two-year deal with veteran Jake Delhomme on Saturday.

“I appreciate everything Brady did for us last year and in his three seasons with the Cleveland Browns,” Browns coach Eric Mangini said in a statement released by the team. “He is professional in the way he goes about doing his job and worked extremely hard at every aspect of his game.  I wish him the best of success in Denver.”

The Browns also released Derek Anderson last week, meaning both starters from last season are gone as new president Mike Holmgren and GM Tom Heckert revamp the team’s roster.

Quinn enters a situation in Denver that also has some questions. The team’s incumbent starter, Kyle Orton, is a restricted free agent.

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