Johnson signed Thursday with agent Drew Rosenhaus, hoping his new representative can facilitate a trade, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Johnson separated from his old representation earlier this week, apparently frustrated to still be on the Cleveland roster months after he first asked for a trade. He said the desire to play elsewhere is motivated by his knowledge that the Browns tried to trade him back in February when they signed Kareem Hunt (suspension). Unsatisfied with the offers, Cleveland then pivoted to keeping Johnson around, with potential to reopen trade negotiations later. Rosenhaus reportedly helped facilitate the trade that sent DE Emmanuel Ogbah from Cleveland to Kansas City after the Browns acquired Olivier Vernon. Johnson's situation is trickier, as he's entering the first season of a three-year, $15.6 million contract, including $5 million in bonuses the Browns have already paid, per overthecap.com. The Browns seem serious about extracting significant compensation, knowing that any team acquiring Johnson would have him on a reasonable three-year contract with no guarantees beyond 2019. Jul 11 4:07 pm (EST)
- Johnson isn't backing down from his trade request, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports. "I only want to be somewhere I'm wanted," Johnson said Tuesday. "At the end of the day, that's all this is about, being somewhere you're wanted. In my case, the moment I'm not wanted anymore, I think it's best that we find a middle ground and we do what's best for the team."
- Johnson arrived at the Browns' practice facility and is expected to report for mandatory minicamp Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
- Coach Freddie Kitchens expects Johnson to attend mandatory minicamp, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. All Duke Johnson News
2019 PRESEASON PROJECTIONS
2019 PRESEASON RANKINGS
2018 SEASON STATS
|LAST 3 WEEKS||10||61||0||15||11||82||0|
|Dec 30||L 26 - 24||@ BAL||4||21||0||1||3||0|
|Dec 23||W 26 - 18||CIN||2||12||0||6||54||0|
|Dec 15||W 17 - 16||@ DEN||4||28||0||4||25||0|
|Dec 09||W 26 - 20||CAR||2||-6||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 02||L 29 - 13||@ HOU||0||0||0||2||12||0|
|Nov 25||W 35 - 20||@ CIN||2||16||0||1||23||0|
|Nov 11||W 28 - 16||ATL||3||15||0||4||31||1|
|Nov 04||L 37 - 21||KC||1||8||0||9||78||2|
|Oct 28||L 33 - 18||@ PIT||2||0||0||2||16||0|
|Oct 21||L 26 - 23||@ TB||1||-4||0||4||23||0|
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