Ogbonnaya had been a restricted free agent, but the Browns chose not to offer him a one-year tender that would have cost $1.33 million. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed yet, but I'd imagine that it'll be for a lesser base salary than the tender would have cost. Ogbonnaya did not carry the ball too often in 2012, but he ended the year with 24 catches for 187 yards as a third-down back.
The Browns also tendered wide receiver Jordan Norwood and LS Christian Yount, as first speculated by Dawgs By Nature Tuesday afternoon. Because they were exclusive-rights free agents, by offering them one-year tenders, neither player can be signed by another team.
Last month, we discussed why it would be beneficial for the Browns to retain Norwood. Because he has two accrued seasons, his tender should be worth $555,000 in 2013. Norwood caught 13 passes for 137 yards last season before landing on injured reserve with a foot injury.
Cleveland Browns Re-Sign RB Chris Ogbonnaya, Tender WR Jordan Norwood, LS Christian Yount
Dawgs By Nature | Mar 13