NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has reported that the Cleveland Browns used the franchise tag on tight end David Njoku.
Njoku, who was rarely used last season will earn around $16.5 million in 2022 with Cleveland after the team applied its franchise tag to keep him on the roster.
The 25-year-old out of New Jersey caught 36 receptions last season for 436 yards and four touchdowns being targeted on just 19% of his routes.
Browns other tight end Austin Hooper is part of the mix in the passing offense, which takes away from Njoku’s usage.
Njoku was previously on a four-year, $9,525,095 contract that included a $5,067,342 signing bonus and was fully guaranteed.
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