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Browns reportedly tender KhaDarel Hodge

Wide receiver played in nine games during his second season in Cleveland.

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The Cleveland Browns have reportedly placed a tender offer on wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge.

The news was first reported by ESPN’s Jake Trotter:

Hodge is one of three restricted free agents for the Browns, but the only one who will receive a tender offer, as general manager Andrew Berry previously decided to reportedly not tender linebacker Tae Davis and cornerback Tavierre Thomas.

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The Browns now have the option to match any offer that Hodge receives in free agency. If he does not receive any offers, Hodge will return to Cleveland on a one-year contract worth a little more than $2.3 million if Davis did not sign with another team, according to Over the Cap.

Hodge played in nine games in 2020 during the regular season, and one playoff game, while twice dealing with hamstring injuries and spending time on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. He finished the season with 11 receptions for 180 yards while also seeing playing time on special teams.

In two seasons with the Browns, Hodge has played in 25 games, totaling 15 receptions for 256 yards.