Browns extend a key young part


No one can now argue the Browns’ commitment to identifying and locking up their key young parts.

Or something.

The team announced they reached a five-year contract agreement with long snapper Christian Yount Tuesday.

The deal will carry him through the 2017 season. He was acquired by the team in 2011 after a stint with the Bucs.

“Christian has proven that he’s a reliable contributor,” coach Rob Chudzinski said in a statement released by the team. “He’s an important cog at an often undervalued position. We’re happy to have him on our team.”

Long snappers are certainly important, but if your first “important cog” is a special teamer, it says a little something about the overall talent on hand.