Browns sign Chris Gocong to three-year extension

The Browns linebacker group was one of the team’s question marks heading into the season.

They have held up well in the early going, and the Browns have decided to one of their starters with a new deal. The team signed former Eagle Chris Gocong to a three-year, $16.8 million contract according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Gocong isn’t a stat stuffer, but he’s fit well into Dick Jauron’s 4-3 scheme.  He is a good run stopper and has rushed the passer more this year with effectiveness.

Gocong arrived in Cleveland last year along with Sheldon Brown in exchange for two mid-round draft picks.  Running back Peyton Hillis figures to be the next Brown to get a new deal.

20 responses to “Browns sign Chris Gocong to three-year extension

  1. Aministur, you’re the same idiot who applauded Reid for shipping him off to the Browns… Root for tge Browns you hater!

  2. This just proves how bad the defensive coaching has been in Philly. Numerous defensive FA’s have come to Philly and have underperformed. Leave and then flourish in another system. Reid needs to go. Should of happened 5 years ago

  3. Thank you Howie Roseman. You gave the Browns some starters for very cheap while creating a mess in Philly. Dream Team my @ss. Gocong and Brown would have helped the Eagles. Heckert was a steal as well. Go Browns!

  4. It feels good to know that the Browns finally have knowledable football people running their show.

    It may still take a few years but, finally, they’re headed in the right direction.

  5. You browns fans act like you won the super bowl. Your 2-1 wow congratulations first time you had a winning record in your horrible history so I guess that might be exciting for a bunch of losers. Keep in the back of your mind it won’t last long at best you go 6-10 but maybe that worth celebrating for you guys also it’s probably a celebration every tine you get a positive yard. Keep dreaming the Eagles were your team

  6. Only women and children are panicking in Philly. The smart fans know andys teams finish strong. And no, we don’t miss cogong either. Eagles will still win the division…….

  7. Two of the Eagles most glaring weaknesses, LB and safety, and they have both found success elsewhere. Thanks, Andy Genuis Reid.

  8. The Browns are 2-1 , stop talking like the Eagles are trash (especially compared to your constant last place team) . Brown wouldn’t even make our team this year & Gocong just sucked with us . When the seasons over the Eagles will be in the playoffs again , and the Browns will be watching the Steelers/Ravens in the playoffs again .

  9. nobody has been able to replace Jim Johnson as Philly’s D coordinator since he died. Give Juan some time. jeez um it’s 3 games into the season. we added a lot of new guys to our D they still have time to jell. glad the browns are doing well, wish bunkley would have stayed in cleveland, could have watched three X eagles on that d then. heckert is a great GM there lucky to have him.

  10. It’s sad that the Browns fans are excited that they extended a mediocre player like Gocong. The guy can’t play in space, can’t cover tight ends, and is not a three down backer. And for that he gets 5 million per year? Sadly, the Browns will not be a playoff team for many more years (decades) with moves like this being their MO.

  11. Jesus Rosenthal! Were you driving to a meeting, drunk, while shaving and eating breakfast?

    Show some discipline and self respect. All you had to do is gloss over what you wrote to know it is a jumbled mess.

    OR

    I’m available for an editing gig, I’m a strait shooter and a perfectionist who cannot tolerate simple grammar mistakes like:

    “…and the Browns have decided to one of their starters with a new deal. ” Ummmmm, what?

    “…has rushed the passer more this year with effectiveness.” Or to the layman:

    he has been a more effective pass rusher this year.

    Yes I can glean from your terrible writing skills what you are trying to say, but I shouldn’t have to from a WRITER who’s first language is ENGLISH.

    In closing,
    Go Browns!

  12. They have held up well in the early going, and the Browns have decided to one of their starters with a new deal

    Wait, what? What did they decide to one of their starters? Please get back to me!

  13. Like the article said Gocong may not be a “stat stuffer” but he is obviously a consistent player who earned this contract. Hope the browns do well this year so far they’re looking pretty good, especially on D. Go chris!!

  14. enasty610 says:Sep 29, 2011 1:18 AM

    You browns fans act like you won the super bowl. Your 2-1 wow congratulations first time you had a winning record in your horrible history so I guess that might be exciting for a bunch of losers.

    jacksaysfu says:Sep 29, 2011 7:45 AM

    The Browns are 2-1 , stop talking like the Eagles are trash (especially compared to your constant last place team) .
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    First, I like the Eagles but Philly fans, please teach your children NFL history so they don’t post garbage like the two above not accurate whatsoever posts.

    – While Cleveland has had a rough time of it lately they are not “constant last place” (they were 10-6 in 07 and weren’t bad at all during the Butch Davis years). AFC North is pretty competitive and during their down years Cleveland is normally no worse then 3rd.

    – As for Clevelands “Horrible History”. It is actually better then the Eagles (not by much). Fact is the Browns/Eagles rivalry used to mean something in ancient times before there was a superbowl (back when both teams could actually win the big one). If you believe the Browns history is bad you are probably no older then 13 or 14 which means you don’t remember that the Eagles were in the same spot the Browns are in when the Browns fans were the ones whining and complaining about a coach that could get them far in the playoffs but never win the SB.

  15. The NFC East is one of the toughest divisions to be a part of. Andy Reid is a proven winner. Philadelphia will be okay. With the Browns focusing on a pass-rush from the front, a Ray Lewis caliber linebacker probably isn’t high on Tom Heckert’s list. I like this. He’s young, fits well in Dick Jauron’s system and will earn a roster spot for the foreseeable future. The Browns, while still a work-in-progress, are finally headed in the right direction.

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