Cleveland Browns News: David Njoku contract now guaranteed

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Jan 3, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (85) warms up before the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 3, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (85) warms up before the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including David Njoku’s contract becoming guaranteed

Last season, the Cleveland Browns decided to add a couple of tight ends, which didn’t sit well with David Njoku at first. That’s understandable since they gave Austin Hooper a massive contract then spent a fourth-round pick on one of the more productive collegiate tight ends, Harrison Bryant.

Njoku asked to be traded but rescinded the request and played for the Browns in 2020. He looked to be the best at the position but still struggled to see the field.

So far in the 2021 offseason, things have been quiet for Njoku but he was in the news on Wednesday. That was due to the fact that his contract became fully guaranteed once the new year kicked off and he was still on the roster.

That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns News

Browns TE David Njoku’s $6.013 million fifth-year option tender for 2021 is now guaranteed — Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland.com

"“Browns tight end David Njoku tweeted a clip of Leo DeCaprio making a toast as Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby right at 4 p.m.The meme was a nod to the fact that Njoku’s fifth-year option tender for 2021 worth $6.013 million became guaranteed at that moment, when the NFL league year opened.”"

David Njoku asked for a trade last season but the Browns have said they have plans for him. Apparently, that remains true as he’s still on the roster and just got his fifth-year fully guaranteed.

Mailbag: What Are the Browns’ Super Bowl Chances in 2021? — Albert Breer, SI.com

"“So yes, I think they have a shot. To me, the difference between Cleveland being a playoff team again and one capable of getting to Inglewood next February will be whether Mayfield can take the kind of step forward as a quarterback that his draft classmate, Josh Allen, took last year”"

It feels weird to talk about the Browns having Super Bowl chances but they really do. As Breer said, their success will depend on their quarterback but Baker Mayfield has taken some serious steps in the right direction.

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Cleveland Browns retain linebacker Malcolm Smith

Malcolm Smith was added late in the summer but proved to be one of the better linebackers in Cleveland. Now, he returns on a one-year deal even though the Carolina Panthers were also targeting him.

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