The Browns are signing running back Duke Johnson to a 3-year contract extension worth $15.6 million, including $5 million guaranteed.
The extension will make Johnson the eighth-highest paid running back in terms of average annual value. While this makes the signing of Carlos Hyde and draft selection of Nick Chubb all the more head-scratching, it indicates that Johnson's role with the Browns is safe. He has caught 188 passes in his three NFL seasons, including 74 in 2017. Last year, he was the No. 11 scoring running back in PPR formats, but he is currently being drafted outside of the top 30 at his position.
yesterday · 2:17 PM EDT