Chiefs trade DE Nicolas to Browns for blocking TE Telfer
A sixth-round pick in 2015, Telfer is the sixth veteran dealt by new Browns general manager John Dorsey, who continues to remold a team that has just one victory over the past two seasons.
Telfer started 19 games for Cleveland and was used primarily as a blocker. He caught five passes for 40 yards. After he was selected in 2015, Telfer sat out his rookie season while recovering from a foot injury.
Nicolas has history with Dorsey, who was Kansas City’s GM from 2013-16. He selected the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Nicolas in the sixth round in 2016.
Nicolas, 25, appeared in 11 games as a rookie but injured his knee in the regular-season finale and sat out 2017.
Since joining the Browns in December, Dorsey has traded quarterbacks DeShone Kizer, Kevin Hogan and Cody Kessler, cornerback Jason McCourty and defensive tackle Danny Shelton.
The Browns also claimed linebacker Jermaine Grace off waivers from Indianapolis on Wednesday. The 6-1, 225-pounder signed with Atlanta last year as an undrafted free agent.
He appeared in five games on special teams with the Falcons and six with the Colts.