Browns officially sign prized linebacker to rookie deal


Cleveland Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah runs a drill during an NFL football rookie minicamp at the team’s training camp facility, Friday, May 14, 2021, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA, Ohio (WKBN) – The Cleveland Browns have officially signed second-round pick LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah to his rookie contract.

The standout linebacker was selected #52 overall out of Notre Dame.

Owusu-Koramoah won the Butkus Award and was a unanimous All-America selection in 2020 after registering 62 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and one interception in 12 games.

He also received All-America First Team honors from the Associated Press, Walter Camp, Sporting News, FWAA and Phil Steele. He likewise was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2020.

Cleveland has now signed six of the team’s eight draft picks.

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