Browns reportedly agree to 3-year extension with RB Johnson

Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson (29) has 188 receptions over his first three seasons.Photo Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with running back Duke Johnson on a three-year contract extension, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.

Johnson’s deal is worth $15.6 million over three years and included a $5 million signing bonus, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, citing a source. Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network initially reported the pending agreement.

The agent for Johnson, Kristin Campbell, told on Thursday that she was hopeful the deal would be completed by the end of the day.

The 24-year-old Johnson is entering his fourth NFL season. He has thrived primarily in a pass-catching role out of the backfield since the Browns selected him in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Miami.

Although he had a career-high four rushing touchdowns in 2017, Johnson also established a personal best with 74 receptions for 693 yards and three scores.

Johnson has started eight of 48 games in his three seasons, rushing for 1,085 yards and five TDs on 259 carries. He has amassed 188 receptions and five scores in that same span.

Cleveland bolstered its backfield in the offseason by signing free agent Carlos Hyde and selected Georgia’s Nick Chubb in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.