Browns RB Duke Johnson Hires Drew Rosenhaus, Still Expected To Seek Trade


According to Adam Schefter, Browns RB Duke Johnson has signed with agent Drew Rosenhaus. 

Johnson will reportedly continue to seek a trade. He previously was represented by agent Kristin Campbell. 

Schefter mentions Rosenhaus helped facilitate DE Emmanuel Ogbah‘s trade from the Browns earlier this offseason. Rosenhaus also helped WR Breshad Perriman void his deal with Cleveland after the Browns traded for Odell Beckham.

Pro Football Talk mentions the Buccaneers as a potential team to watch in a trade for Johnson. 

Johnson reiterated his request for a trade at Browns minicamp in June. Browns GM John Dorsey has maintained the Browns have no plans to trade Johnson despite reportedly receiving interest from multiple teams.

Johnson is projected behind second-year starter RB Nick Chubb, but Hunt is slated to miss the first eight games of the season due to suspension. Dorsey and HC Freddie Kitchens have said multiple times they have a plan to use Johnson this year. 

Johnson, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Browns back in 2015. He was in the final year of his four-year, $3.105 million contract when he agreed to a three-year, $15.6 million extension for the 2018 season. 

Johnson stands to make base salaries of $1.8 million and $3.6 million over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2018, Johnson appeared in all 16 games for the Browns and rushed for 201 yards on 40 carries (5 YPC) to go along with 47 receptions for 429 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Johnson as the news is available. 

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