According to Rapoport, the Browns are still working on a long-term deal that will hopefully replace this tender.
The second-round tender will cost the Browns $2.81 million for the 2017 season and net them a second-round pick if he receives an offer sheet from another team and they elect to pass on matching it.
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 is currently a restricted free agent.
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.