Damarious Randall played free safety at Arizona State University and cornerback for the Green Bay Packers.

The Browns believe Randall can handle both positions, but they're likely to look at him as a free safety first, a person familiar with the situation confirmed Monday.

Browns General Manager John Dorsey agreed Friday to trade quarterback DeShone Kizer to the Packers in exchange for Randall, and, as another part of the deal, Cleveland will swap draft picks in this year's fourth and fifth rounds with selections in those rounds that belong to Green Bay.

Randall's versatility is welcomed by a defense in need of help at cornerback and free safety. With free safety being "Plan A" for Randall, the Browns are expected to aggressively pursue cornerbacks in free agency. Acquiring Randall won't preclude the Browns from considering Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick in April's draft.

At noon Monday, teams were allowed to begin negotiating with the agents of soon-to-be unrestricted free agents. Trades cannot be completed and contracts cannot be executed until free agency officially kicks off at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The Browns believe they didn't have a true free safety last season.

They plan to move Jabrill Peppers to strong safety after the first-round pick (No. 25 overall) in last year's draft spent the majority of his rookie season at free safety, often lining up 20-25 yards off the ball. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has said he used Peppers as a free safety out of necessity last season because there wasn't a better option on the roster.

The Browns should know Randall's skill set as well as franchise in the NFL because Dorsey's top lieutenants in the player personnel department -- assistant GM Eliot Wolf and vice president of player personnel Alonzo Highsmith -- were prominent members of the Packers' front office when they drafted him in the first round (30th overall) in 2015.

Randall, 25, has started 30 of the 39 regular-season games in which he's appeared in three seasons and compiled 144 tackles with 32 passes defensed, including 10 interceptions. He has played almost exclusively as a cornerback in the NFL, with only 37 of his snaps in three seasons coming at safety, according to ProFootballFocus.com.