The Browns signed defensive end Ogbonnia Okoronkwo on a three-year deal that can be worth up to $22 million. Out of Oklahoma, this is a player that can provide immense pressure on the quarterback and be a helpful asset to DC Jim Schwartz’s Browns Defense moving forward.
Last season with the Houston Texans Okoronkwo, 6’2/253 pounds, had five sacks and 32 total tackles. That being his 4th season in the league, the three previous ones with the Los Angeles Rams.
According to PFF, he graded out with a pass-rushing grade of 81.9 for the Texans in 2022. One other note is that he played in all 17 games for the Texans and was able to stay healthy for the entire season.
This is a good signing for the Browns who are not planning to keep DE Jadeveon Clowney for the upcoming season.
Now, is this move going to win the Browns the Super Bowl? Of course not. However, football is a team sport and this a solid asset to the team that didn’t cost too much money to the franchise. The 27-year-old can provide a great piece to this puzzle.
Let’s see what else the Browns do in free agency to try and improve this squad that went 7-10 last season and in last place in the AFC North…
Welcome to Cleveland, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo.