Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckert spoke with season ticket holders earlier today on a conference call (which is now available to listen to on the team’s website) about free agency and the upcoming draft. In that call, Holmgren addressed the Rams trade with Washington and why the Browns didn’t make the move.
“What we offered for the pick was every bit the offer that was chosen.
“There are reasons… …why it didn’t happen. There’s a very close relationship between the people that were involved with getting the deal done and the people who eventually got it done.”
“I’m not sure if any offer that we made at the end of the day was going to be quite good enough.”
“We were very aggressive and it didn’t work.”
Holmgren would not go into specifics about what the Browns offered. He did say that no statement or report he has seen yet has been accurate.