The Cleveland Browns announced that they have activated four players from the COVID-19 list including CB Greg Newsome, DT Jordan Elliott, K Chase McLaughlin, C J.C. Tretter. The team is also releasing K Chris Naggar and waiving DT Josiah Bronson.
We've activated the following players from reserve/COVID-19 and made additional roster moves
– DT Jordan Elliott
– K Chase McLaughlin
– CB Greg Newsome II
– C JC Tretter
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 30, 2021
Tretter, 30, is a former fourth-round pick of the Packers back in 2013. He played out the final year of his rookie contract before agreeing to a three-year, $16.75 million contract that included $6.5 million guaranteed with the Browns in 2017.
Tretter’s in the second year of a three-year, $32.5 million extension that included more than $23 million guaranteed. He’s set to earn a base salary of $9.1 million this season.
In 2021, Tretter has appeared in 14 games and started each appearance. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 5 overall center out of 38 qualifying players.