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Browns sign LB Chris Gocong to 3-year contract extension

By Nate Ulrich Published: September 28, 2011
Cleveland Browns linebacker Chris Gocong during a timeout against the Cincinnati Bengals during an an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

The Browns have signed outside linebacker Chris Gocong to a three-year contract extension, two league sources confirmed for the Beacon Journal. The deal is worth $16.8 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

The 6-foot-2, 263-pound Gocong was in the final year of his contract and scheduled to make a base salary of $2 million this season. Gocong, 27, has compiled nine tackles and half a sack through three games this season.

The Browns acquired Gocong on April 6, 2010. They traded defensive end Alex Hall and two 2010 draft picks (fourth- and fifth-round selections) to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Gocong and cornerback Sheldon Brown. Both Gocong and Brown have started all 19 games since they became members of the organization.

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