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Chris Ogbonnaya gets two year deal to stay in Cleveland

Chris Ogbonnaya AP

The Cleveland Browns have kept one of their own as running back Chris Ogbonnaya agreed to a two-year deal to remain in Cleveland on Wednesday.

The move was announced by Ogbonnaya’s agent J.R. Rickert. Ogbonnaya had been a restricted free agent but was not tendered by the Browns. Instead, Ogbonnaya gets a new deal to remain with the Browns organization.

“Chris has always felt at home in Cleveland and I am glad that he will have a chance to be a part of the Browns organization for the next two seasons. This is really a great fit for him,” Rickert said in a release.

Ogbonnaya served primarily as a threat out of the backfield on third downs for the Browns last season. While only getting eight carries for 30 yards in 15 games, Ogbonnaya did catch 24 passes for 187 yards for Cleveland.

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2 Responses to “Chris Ogbonnaya gets two year deal to stay in Cleveland”
  1. NoobTubeTV says: Mar 14, 2013 6:40 AM

    So, there was NO other option or direction we could go?…

  2. mrfrostyj says: Mar 14, 2013 1:04 PM

    So many things to like about Ogbonnaya. From pre season announcers butchering his name to the “Obi” chants when he breaks off a big catch and run.

    How many undrafted free agent practice squad running backs will come onto a team like the Browns and put up the kind of numbers this guy did when thrown into the starter role because their real starter flaked out (Hillis)? Pat Shurmur might have been a terrible head coach but the guy apparently new unpolished talent when he saw it.

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