BEREA, Ohio (WKBN) – The Cleveland Browns have agreed to a free agent contract with Texans’ defensive end Ogbonnia Okoronkwo.
It is reportedly a three-year contract worth $19 million. $12.5 million of the deal is guaranteed.
The 27-year-old appeared in all 17 games with the Texans last season, recording 32 tackles, five sacks and a forced fumble.
“Really excited to join the Cleveland Browns,” Okoronkwo said. “I am looking forward to adding to an already talented roster, while playing opposite of Myles Garrett, and to be coached by coach Schwartz in his system, where I’ve seen multiple players traditionally find success in it. I can’t wait to get it going and the goal is to bring a Super Bowl to the city of Cleveland.”
He was originally a fifth-round pick of the Rams out of Oklahoma back in 2018.
“Ogbo will fit in well with our defensive scheme,” head coach Kevin Stefanski said. “He’s an explosive player and has capitalized when given opportunities. We feel he can be very impactful by the way he plays the game and we are happy that we are able to add him to our defense.”
The Browns are seeking depth at the defensive end with the expected departure of free agent Jadeveon Clowney.