The fifth-year option would have run the Browns $11.9 million in 2017, but was guaranteed only for injury and wouldn’t have prevented them from working on a long-term extension over the next year.
Mingo, 25, was the No. 6 overall pick back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $16.347 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $675,000 to go along with a $1,959,137 bonus in 2016.
In 2015, Mingo appeared in all 16 games for the Browns and recorded 24 tackles, no sacks, an interception and four pass defenses. According to Pro Football Focus, he was limited to playing just 264 total snaps for the Browns last year.