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Browns RB Duke Johnson Declares He Wants to Be Traded

Both Odell Beckham Jr. and Duke Johnson are at Browns mandatory mini camp today, but from various reports from Berea, only one of them wants to be there.

Reports say that Johnson is not happy with his status with the organization, and wants to be dealt. The running back said that he was orginially put on the trade block a month before he requested a trade.

Here’s a video from Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot with Johnson declaring he wants to be moved by the Browns.

Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens didn’t seem to mince words when it came to Johnson and the fact that he plans on using him as long as he’s wearing brown and orange.

“He wants to be traded. I want to win the lottery,” Kitchens said.

“It doesn’t matter. He’s under contract. He’s a Cleveland Brown he’s going to be used to the best of his ability in what benefits the team.”

Johnson signed a three-year, $15.6 million contract extension with the Browns last June, getting a $3 million signing bonus and $7.57 million in guarantees.

Last season Johnson ended up with 40 rushes for 201 yards, and 47 grabs for 429 yards and three scores.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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