The Cleveland Browns signed RB Duke Johnson on Tuesday. Taken in the 3rd round at No. 77 overall, Johnson agreed to a four-year deal. According to OverTheCap's pre-determined draft chart, Johnson's contract will be worth about $2.99 million, with a $710,092 signing bonus. Given that Johnson waited longer than any of the team's other 11 draft picks to sign his deal, though, it's possible that his agent was able to score a slightly more lucrative deal.
Johnson was the team's fifth selection of the draft, and the first of two picks made in the third round. He is 5-9, 210-pounds, and played college football at Miami. He will wear No. 29 with the Browns. Johnson has already drawn rave reviews during OTAs from coaches and members of the media, and he should be considered a serious threat to Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell when it comes to discussing who the team's starting running back will be in 2015.