Reports: Cleveland trading Barkevious Mingo to New England (Shutdown Corner)

As a player who was the sixth overall pick in his draft, Barkevious Mingo hasn’t exactly lived up to the expectations that come with being such a lofty selection. If it wasn’t already obvious that the Cleveland Browns weren’t happy with Mingo when they declined to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal, on Thursday we got crystal-clear proof: the Browns have reportedly traded him to the New England Patriots. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that Mingo wasn’t a fit for the new Hue Jackson regime in Cleveland.