The contract will pay Johnson the same amount as the restricted free-agent tenure, only it contains $900,000 in guaranteed money, according to the Chronicle-Telegram.
Given a chance to start multiple games last season, Johnson shined in relief of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. In two starts, he carried 41 times for 245 yards and a touchdown, while also catching nine of 10 passes thrown his way for 80 additional yards. He did not start the team’s regular-season finale, but did carry 25 times for 123 yards and a score in that contest.
Restricted free-agent running back D’Ernest Johnson reached agreement with the Browns on a one-year deal worth up to $2.433 million, including more than $900,000 in guaranteed money, per his agents @DrewJRosenhaus and @NFLrecord.
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