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Cleveland Browns don't plan to trade up in NFL draft

The Oakland Raiders might find a trading partner for the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, but it won't be the Cleveland Browns.'s Albert Breer reported Thursday that the Browns do not plan to trade up, according to a team source.

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The Browns have the No. 6 overall selection. Breer reported earlier Thursday there were rumors the Browns could attempt to move into the Raiders' spot to land a pass rusher. With Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher and Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel widely believed to be selected among the top-two picks, the team that picks third should have the choice of any defender.

The Browns won't move up, but they could still move down. There have been whispers connecting Browns to EJ Manuel, the Florida State quarterback whose draft stock has been on the rise in recent weeks.

Manuel's ability to run the read-option would be a nice fit for Browns coach Rob Chudzinski, who got so much out of Cam Newton during his time with the Carolina Panthers.

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