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Browns TE David Njoku tweeted on Saturday, “I’m all in Cleveland. Time to work.”
Sounds like Njoku and his agent Drew Rosenhaus have come off their earlier request for a trade last month. Maybe he wasn’t getting any trade partners or maybe he really does want to be in Cleveland. Either way, it sounds like Njoku is rejuvenated now and ready to work. He’ll work in tandem with Austin Hooper this season.
Despite the fact that Browns TE David Njoku and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, have requested a trade, Cleveland still sees the former first-round pick as a big part of their offense.
The Browns may have a difficult time trading Njoku prior to the start of training camp, and that could be why they’re saying the tight end is a big part of their plans. Cleveland brought in Austin Hooper on a four-year deal for a reason, clearly because they don’t see Njoku as the pass-catching option they desire. Both Njoku and his agent feel as if he’d be better suited as the number one option on another team, hence the trade request.
According to two CowboysSi.com sources inside The Star, reports of Dallas being interested in Browns TE David Njoku are fiction.
Browns sources earlier today linked the Cowboys to Njoku, who recently requested a trade with his new agent Drew Rosenhaus. “That” one source said, “sounds like an agent creation.” Another source said, “nope, no interest.” Rosenhaus is known to be really good at creating buzz around his clients, and this instance is no different for the former 1st-round pick in 2017. The Cowboys have Blake Jarwin, Blake Bell, and Dalton Schultz as tight ends heading into training camp, so the speculation was questionable to begin with.
According to a source, the Dallas Cowboys could have some interest in Browns TE David Njoku, who just recently requested to be traded.
This would be an interesting landing spot for Njoku, but one that might make sense. Blake Jarwin is set to take over the starting tight end role in Dallas vacated by Jason Witten, who is now in Las Vegas. If the former 2017 first-round pick were to end up with the Cowboys, Jarwin’s fantasy value would certainly take a hit. Jarwin is a lot of people’s favorite tight end sleeper this season with a bunch of vacated targets in Dallas, but those expectations would have to be tempered with the addition of Njoku. There are surely other NFL teams that could use a guy like Njoku at just 23 years old to upgrade at the tight end position, but Dallas is the first one we’re hearing be mentioned by sources.
David Njoku and his agent Drew Rosenhaus have requested a trade from the Cleveland Browns.
Njoku likely foresees a reduction in his role, as he saw the Browns sign former Falcons tight end Austin Hooper to a lucrative, four-year, $44M contract this off-season. Njoku has been largely underwhelming in his three seasons with Cleveland, providing a 93/1,066/9 receiving line across 36 games, most recently appearing in just four contests in an injury-plagued 2019. Still, there should be plenty of teams vying for the services of a big-bodied, athletic tight end who will turn just 24 this month. A trade will certainly be a boost to Hooper's stock in Cleveland, but a new locale could help Njoku jump-start his career, as well.
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