Why Cleveland Traded West To Titans?

A Monday article by a Cleveland paper shared the reasons why the Browns traded Terrance West to the Titans for little in return.

Terrence West was trade away by the Cleveland Browns because of "immaturity and inconsistency" according to a Monday article from Cleveland.com.

According to the report by Mary Kay Cabot of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, the Browns wanted West gone and if not for the trade witht the Titans, he would have been cut according to Cabot.

The Browns were so willing to go in another direction with their 2014 third-round pick out of Towson that they shipped him to the Titans Sunday for a conditional lowly seventh-round pick -- even with eventual starter Duke Johnson in the concussion protocol.

The Browns tried to trade West on Saturday, but couldn't execute a deal with the Cowboys and perhaps another team or two. Northeast Ohio Media Group first reported that West wasn't safe heading into the final cuts.

If the Titans hadn't taken him off their hands, the Browns likely would've cut him. Remember, not only did they spend a third-round pick on him last year, they shipped a fourth- and sixth-round picks to the 49ers to move up and grab him at No. 94, presumably before his hometown Ravens did so at 99.

West lead the Brown in rushing last season with 673 yards, but according to the report, he was not well liked inside the organization, making him expendable with the addition of Johnson and also Isaiah Crowell in the backfield.

Browns head coach Mike Pettine as asked recently about West and his issues, to which he responded,  "I think he's taken a step. I think there's still room for improvement but I think Terrance is headed in the right direction on that front."

In spite of reports from Cleveland of his immaturity, a source close to the situation tells TitanRedZone that West is highly competitive and a hard worker and that his competitive nature and desire to win rubbed some wrong as it was percieved that West was trying to override coaches in an effort to win.

West shared his thoughts on the trade to the Titans via his Twitter account shortly after the announcement of his trade.

https://twitter.com/terrancewest_35/status/640670338641170437

Regardless of what may or may not have occured in Cleveland, West is now a Titans for better or worse and his physical talents on the field are what the Titans wanted when the deal was done. If he delivers in that area, perhaps the change of location will take care of any other issues that might exist.  

You can read the entire story here:http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2015/09/terrance_west_traded_t...

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