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.