April 23, 2024

Andrew Berry: You want to retain players like Amari Cooper as long as possible

The Browns agreed to a contract extension with Jerry Jeudy lately and that may not be the one deal they strike with certainly one of their very own extensive receivers this offseason.

Amari Cooper is within the closing 12 months of the five-year contract he signed with the Cowboys in 2020 and he’s carrying a cap hit of greater than $23 million into the season in the intervening time. While talking to reporters on the league conferences this week, Browns General Manager Andrew Berry indicated that the staff might decrease that hit by signing Cooper to a brand new deal.

“Coop’s a Pro Bowl-caliber receiver. He’s played really well for us the past two years,” Berry mentioned, through Keith Britton of 92.3 The Fan. “He’s a strong presence in the locker room. We love him. Players like that, you want to make sure that you can retain as long as possible.”

Cooper has 150 catches for two,410 yards and 14 touchdowns over his two seasons in Cleveland, so it’s not laborious to see why the staff would want to guarantee he stays round past the 2024 season.