Browns TE David Njoku Requests Trade Before Training Camp


Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Browns TE David Njoku and his agent Drew Rosenhaus asked for the team to trade him on Friday. 

Schefter says the Browns told Njoku they would like to keep him, but Rosenhaus told them he’s intent on a trade and they want him to be moved before training camp. 

“It is in David’s best interest to find a new team at this time,” Rosenhaus said.

The Browns signed Austin Hooper to a record contract this offseason and then used a fourth-round pick on Harrison Bryant so there been some question about Njoku’s future with the team.

Njoku, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Browns back in 2017. He’s entering the fourth year of his four-year, $9.5 contract and stands to make a base salary of $1.76 million for the 2020 season.

The Browns picked up Njoku’s fifth-year option back in April that will cost them roughly $6 million for the 2021 season. 

In 2019, Njoku appeared in four games and caught five passes for 41 yards receiving and one touchdown.

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