- Rapoport wonders if the two sides could make progress on a new contract during a meeting next week.
The Browns are reportedly finalizing a long-term extension for OLB Jamie Collins, so they appear to be focused on retaining some of their top free agents before the market is officially open.
Crowell, 24, originally signed on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama State back in 2014. He played out his rookie contract with the team and is now in line to be a restricted free agent in the coming months.
In 2016, Crowell appeared in all 16 games for the Browns and rushed for 952 yards on 198 carries (4.8 YPC) to go along with 40 receptions for 319 yards receiving and seven total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 27 running back out of 62 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding a new deal for Crowell as the news is available.