Cleveland Browns wish Kevin Zeitler ‘happy birthday’ just before trading him

Cleveland Browns wish Kevin Zeitler ‘happy birthday’ just before trading him
Cleveland Browns offensive guard Kevin Zeitler (70) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (Source: Rick Scuteri)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - On Friday afternoon word broke that the Browns had agreed to trade guard Kevin Zeitler to the New York Giants in exchange for defensive end Olivier Vernon. This news came on the same day the Browns sent out birthday greetings to Zeitler.

It made for some sarcastic remarks from Browns fans who wondered why the team would bother with the well wishes when he was seemingly not on the team anymore. Trades cannot be announced till Wednesday, so even though the deal has been agreed to, Zeitler is still a member of the Browns.

Zeitler was signed in 2017 to a five-year, $60 million contract.

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