"We did have offers on the table, I can tell you that. I'm not going to tell you who or what. But I will say Cleveland did the right thing," Spielman told the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Monday.
"I think both teams benefited from that trade," Spielman said. "Cleveland got a very unique running back (Trent Richardson), and it's very important for their offense -- and I think we were able to accomplish what we wanted."
Spielman sounded quite pleased with the choice of Kalil.
"You look at the free-agent market every year," he told the newspaper. "You've seen some pretty good receivers who hit the market this year. You've seen some corners who hit the market this year. But I can't remember when a premier left tackle ever has been out there to hit the market. That's the other piece of it that you think about."