Browns Have Opened Extension Talks With RB Nick Chubb & CB Denzel Ward

Browns RB Nick Chubb told reporters on Tuesday that he believes his agent and the team have had talks regarding a new deal, per Mary Kay Cabot.

Denzel Ward

However, Chubb said he prefers to leave the business side to his agent so he can focus on playing. He’s entering the final year of his rookie deal. 

He added he doesn’t like uncertainty so the focus for him is on re-upping with Cleveland, according to Scott Petrak

Browns CB Denzel Ward, who was also drafted in 2018 but has two more years remaining on his contract, says the team has also started extension talks with his agent. 

“In a perfect world, I’d definitely want to be a Brown for my entire career,” he said via Nate Ulrich.

The Browns exercised Ward’s fifth-year option earlier this offseason, which will cost the team $13.294 million in 2022.

Chubb, 25, was drafted by the Browns in the second round out of Georgia in 2018. He’s entering the fourth year of a four-year, $7,383,094 contract that included a $3,449,524 signing bonus.

In 2020, Chubb appeared in 12 games for the Browns and rushed 190 times for 1,067 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’s also added 16 receptions for 150 yards.

Ward, 24, was the fourth-overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He’s entering the fourth year of a four-year, $29.165 million rookie deal he signed with the Browns in 2018 that included a $19.291 million signing bonus.

In 2020, Ward recorded two interceptions, 18 passes defensed, and one forced fumble to go with 46 total tackles. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 23 cornerback out of 121 qualifying players. 

We’ll have more on both Chubb and Ward as the news is available. 

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