The Browns traded Ogbah to the Chiefs on Monday in exchange for Eric Murray, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The 32nd overall pick from the 2016 NFL Draft started each of his 40 games in three seasons for the Browns, recording 122 tackles (70 solo), 12.5 sacks and 17 passes defensed. While his pass-rushing skill never progressed after a 5.5-sack rookie campaign, Ogbah at least proved to be a solid run defender with a propensity for batting down throws. He became expandable after the Browns traded for Olivier Vernon, while the Chiefs have an obvious need for an edge rusher after losing Dee Ford and Justin Houston earlier this offseason. Ogbah likely will handle one of the starting spots at defensive end as the Chiefs transition to a 4-3 scheme under new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.
The Browns have placed Ogbah on the trading block, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports. With the Browns trading for pass rusher Oliver Vernon on Friday, Ogbah appears to be the odd man out in the defensive end rotation. A high ankle sprain in the 2018 season opener put him on the sideline for the next two games, and he was never quite the same after that. A second-round pick in 2016, he still has upside for a team looking to acquire an affordable defensive lineman while also willing to give up a draft pick.
Ogbah recorded six tackles (four solo), including a sack, in Sunday's loss to Houston. Ogbah's six tackles Sunday were a season high. He has three sacks on the year, all of which have come in the last six games. He'll look to continue his high quality play from the past few weeks into the Browns' Week 14 game against the Panthers.
Ogbah recorded two tackles and half of a sack during Sunday's victory over Atlanta. Ogbah has logged at least 52 snaps in every game since Week 4, but he still isn't producing at a level that would make him worthy of IDP consideration.
Ogbah accounted for 1.5 sacks and five combined tackles during Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to Tampa Bay. Ogbah was all over the field for Cleveland on Sunday -- batting balls down, making tackles in the backfield, and most importantly, getting after the passer for a Browns defense that has been average at doing that in 2018 (tied for 16th with 15 sacks as a team). In Week 8, Ogbah and the Browns front seven will look to get after Ben Roethlisberger and a Steelers offense that's allowed just nine sacks on the year.
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