Browns RB Isaiah Crowell said that he still want’s to sign a long-term deal with Cleveland and that “both sides” are “trying” to get a deal done.
“Everybody wants a long-term deal,” said Crowell, via Scott Petrak of The Chronicle-Telegram. “That was one of my goals, but I’m just here right now trying to get better with my team and trying to have a winning season.”
Crowell added that “both sides” have interest towards a contract, but they are trying to get the deal “done right.”
“It is what it is. I know Hue can’t just control everything,” said Crowell. “So that’s where we are with it right now. Both sides, we’re trying to get something done, but we’re trying to get it done right.”
Crowell signed with the Browns this offseason as a restricted free agent to a second-round tender worth $2.746 million for the 2017 season.
Crowell, 24, originally joined the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama State back in 2014. He played out his rookie contract and re-signed with the team as 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.