3 Cleveland Browns who probably won’t get a contract extension

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2. Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku has really grown on me the past two season, even after all the drama surrounding a potential trade from a couple years back.

He’s never going to be a high-volume pass catcher, which isn’t that much of a surprise, because those don’t exist in Kevin Stefanski’s offense.

That said, Njoku is the most physically gifted tight end on the roster who can dial up up a big play when you least expect it.

The former first-round pick is eight games away from being a free-agent though, and considering his past trade wishes, it’s hard to see a contract extension getting done.

That goes two ways, as the Browns are heavily invested in Austin Hooper, for at least another year. Plus, Harrison Bryant is going into his third season.

GM Andrew Berry can’t pay everybody. Bryant has had some nice moments this season and will be expected to carry more of a role in 2022. I’d expect the Browns to draft Hooper’s replacement in April.