Former Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III had good advice about approaching internet news on April Fool’s Day and beyond.
April Fools’ Day is the day people critically evaluate everything they read on the internet before accepting it as the truth. Funny because that should be an every day thing.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 1, 2022
Here is the Saturday edition of Browns Nation news and notes.
1. Denzel Ward Extension
It has been nearly a year that the Browns and Denzel Ward have been talking about his contract extension.
Ward enters 2022 playing under his fifth-year option.
His payday may have gotten a little bigger after Friday’s announcement that Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard is getting a five-year deal worth nearly $51 million.
#Dolphins CB Xavien Howard agrees to terms on a new 5 year contract with $50,691,177 in new money, source says.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 1, 2022
Everyone in Cleveland heard this news and thought of Ward immediately including Brad Stainbrook who posted the following:
“Denzel Ward should write Xavien Howard a thank you note.”
Denzel Ward should write Xavien Howard a thank you note. 💰#Browns
— Brad Stainbrook (@StainbrookNFL) April 1, 2022
2. Second Year Should Be Even Brighter For JOK
Everyone is excited to see what Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah can do in his second season.
He was outstanding as a rookie so the future should be even brighter.
Here is a clip of JOK in the Browns’ first preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars which was also the first NFL game of his career.
— Craig Fountain (@CraigAFountain) April 1, 2022
3. Offseason Program Begins April 19
We are just a few days from the beginning of the Browns’ offseason program.
The voluntary program begins April 19; a mandatory minicamp concludes the program.
That runs from June 14 through 16.
— cdotcombrowns (@cdotcombrowns) April 1, 2022
The program is broken into three phases.
Phase One consists of two weeks of meetings and off-the-field rehab and strength and conditioning.
The second phase, three weeks long, is on-the-field work that does not include offensive or defensive drills.
Phase Three is four weeks long and consists of OTA practices and the mandatory minicamp.
Deshaun Watson is expected to participate in all phases of the program, per Coach Stefanski.
#Browns Kevin Stefanski said he expects Deshaun Watson to participate in the offseason program beginning April 19th
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) March 28, 2022
Happy Saturday Browns Fans!