According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Cleveland Browns placed a second-round tender on restricted free agent Isaiah Crowell on Tuesday.
#Browns placed a 2nd round tender on RB Isaiah Crowell worth $2.81M. The two sides are working on a long-term deal & hope that replaces this— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 28, 2017
When we reviewed Crowell’s status as a RFA a couple of weeks ago, I said that at the very least, the club would use a second-round tender on their starting running back to either keep him for another season or to buy time for further negotiations. Rapoport says the two sides continue to work on something more long-term, which I valued at 4 years, $18 million, with $8 million guaranteed.
If another team tries to sign Crowell to a deal and Cleveland opts not to match, then the Browns would receive a second round pick from that team as compensation.