The Cleveland Browns are in no run to skinny out their backfield sooner than checking out the results of Kareem Hunt’s suspension. Nonetheless, groups can peaceable are trying to survey what it can possibly well price to pry Duke Johnson out of Cleveland.
Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reported Monday that not lower than three groups are believed to be drawn to procuring and selling for Johnson, and extra can even soar in the fray if the Browns turn out to be energetic about transport the sprint-catching help out of town.
In February, Browns GM John Dorsey mighty that Johnson will not be “expendable, yet,” which location the desk for groups to position a query to about whether or not Cleveland is already ready to sprint on with Slash Chubb and Hunt as their major backs.
Chubb taking on lead responsibilities final season compelled Johnson into a strictly sprint-catching position. He tallied correct 40 carries all final season, never extra than five in a sport. After Freddie Kitchens took over the offense, Johnson never carried the ball extra than four cases in a sport. Johnson compiled 47 catches for 429 yards and three touchdown receptions.
If Hunt sees the topic for Cleveland in 2019, he can even take over great of the sprint-catching position from Johnson, making the incumbent superfluous.
Johnson signed a three-three hundred and sixty five days, $15.6 million contract final offseason. Buying and selling the working help wouldn’t build the Browns many pennies on the salary cap. His deal would plod away $2.25 million in boring money, and his adverse salary of $1.8 million turns into assured on March 15, per Over The Cap.
It makes little sense for the Browns to ship Johnson out of town apt now with Hunt’s looming suspension. If Hunt’s suspension would not take him out many of the three hundred and sixty five days, most likely Dorsey will overview his offers for Johnson closer to draft time. The sprint-catcher can abet a team energetic to present snaps to a shifty weapon out of the backfield. Till we all know Hunt’s suspension, on the opposite hand, this is an command in speculation.