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.