It Cleveland Browns and run back D’Ernest Johnson has agreed terms of a one-year contract worth $2.4 million with a guarantee of over $900,000, his agent Drew Rosenhaus told the Associated Press.
The 26-year-old Johnson, who is in his fourth year in the NFL, has spent three full seasons on the Browns’ active roster as backup for powerhouse duo Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.
Cleveland previously placed a $2.43 million limited free agency tender on Johnson in March, but his new deal gives Johnson and Browns bail some flexibility in salary limits.
Johnson rushed for 534 yards and scored three goals last season. He added 19 catches for 137 yards, with his best game coming against Denver when Chubb and Hunt came out. Johnson received at least 20 touches in three games, averaging 152.6 yards total and scoring twice over the same time.
Alongside Chubb and Hunt, Johnson is joined by RB Jerome Ford — Cleveland’s fifth-round draft pick from Cincinnati — and Demetric Felton, who has worked at the back and as a wide receiver off this season.
The Browns finished the 2021-22 season with the fourth fastest yards of any team with 2,471 yards, behind the Baltimore Ravens (2,479 yards), Indianapolis Colts (2,540) and Philadelphia Eagles (2,715).
Johnson has become a fan favorite, partly because he worked on a fishing boat in Florida before making Cleveland’s roster in 2019 as an unsigned free agent.
Reported by the Associated Press.
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Browns re-sign RB D’Ernest Johnson on one year contract
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