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Browns TE David Njoku Says Ex-Coach Hue Jackson Disrespected the Team After He Was Fired

The Browns still seem to be a bit bitter over the way things ended in 2018 with former head coach Hue Jackson.

Tight end David Njoku is one of those players who now is speaking out about Jackson, sticking up for quarterback Baker Mayfield as well as saying that Jackson disrespected his former team with comments after being fired.

Njoku spoke out on “The Rich Eisen Show” on Tuesday, and was asked whether Mayfield’s comments on Jackson following a game against the Bengals last season was a case of the quarterback speaking for the entire locker room.

“Well, obviously we weren’t happy with what Hue said about us after he left. It is what it is,” Njoku said.

“Baker didn’t appreciate it. We came together after Hue left and took it upon ourselves to work extra hard to finish the year strong. . . . Baker has a voice, as we all do, and he didn’t appreciate what happened. It’s not like we’re robots. We felt, in a way, disrespected. It is what it is.”

The Browns beat down of the Bengals was one of the many highlights late in the season for the Brown and Orange, who thrived under interim coach Gregg Williams and OC (now coach) Freddie Kitchens.

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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