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Browns sign Christian Kirksey to four-year extension

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The Browns have overhauled their coaching staff and front office since drafting Christian Kirksey in the third round of the 2014 draft, but the new people in charge aren’t looking to move on from the linebacker.

The team announced on Tuesday that they have reached a four-year extension with Kirksey, who was entering the final year of his rookie deal. The Browns didn’t announce terms, but multiple reports say it is worth up to $38 million with $20 million in guaranteed money.

“First and foremost I want to thank the Haslams for this opportunity and the organization for believing in me,” Kirksey said in a statement released by the team. “Hue Jackson has been telling me from day one that I have a chance to be a great player in this league and for them to offer me this contract speaks volumes. I am glad to be here and to be a Brown for a long time. This is my home. This is where I want to be. I love my teammates and we are ready to get this thing rolling. I am excited for the future.”

Kirksey was a full-time starter for the first time last season and finished the year with 148 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

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9 Responses to “Browns sign Christian Kirksey to four-year extension”
  1. easydog100 says: May 30, 2017 4:10 PM

    Great move………….

  2. clebrowntown says: May 30, 2017 4:18 PM

    WTG Browns!
    There may actually be hope for the future.
    Kirksey is growing nicely at his craft.
    looking forward to him having a great year.

  3. artliedtocleveland says: May 30, 2017 4:25 PM

    RIP to his career

  4. bobsacamano2 says: May 30, 2017 4:25 PM

    GOOD. This type of thing does wonders for the culture. It shows young guys that if you perform, you get taken care of.

    Kirksey is a really nice player and by all accounts, a good leader and good dude. He got paid. Not overpaid, not underpaid.

    I’m happy for everyone involved. Now let’s win some games.

  5. tylawspick6 says: May 30, 2017 5:54 PM

    another unnecessary move

    as was the change to those god awful uniforms

  6. hrmlss says: May 30, 2017 6:02 PM

    Iowa Boys are getting paid, Kirksey, Micah Hyde, look for Dallas to extend Hitchens.

  7. ballboy48 says: May 30, 2017 6:46 PM

    This kid has improved every year. Very smart to lock him up

  8. flviking says: May 30, 2017 7:04 PM

    Steelers, bengals and ravens should be afraid, very afraid. The Browns are coming maybe not this year, but soon.

  9. mysterytonite says: May 31, 2017 8:44 AM

    The browns know this isn’t the NBA where marginal players break the bank right?

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