Browns’ Duke Johnson Fires Agent

Browns running back Duke Johnson fired his agent, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). At this time, Johnson is without representation as he pushes the club to trade him. 

Johnson stayed away for much of the offseason before reporting to the club in early June for minicamp. However, when he arrived, he reiterated his desire for a change of scenery.

Johnson has been a valuable pass-catcher out of the backfield for the Browns, but the rise of Nick Chubb and the addition of Kareem Hunt (who will join the team after his eight-game suspension) likely spells a smaller role for him in 2019. Given Johnson’s history – including a yearly average of 59 receptions and 543 receiving yards – he’s justifiably looking for consistent playing time.

So far, the Browns have not shown a willingness to move Johnson, but things could change between now and September.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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  1. khopper10

    Do agents get paid anything other than a % of contracts by players? For example, if Duke hired someone now and fired them before the season started would he pay them anything under the standard agent contract?

    • zpgreen

      Unless the new agent is responsible for bringing new money to Duke, I don’t think the agent would get any comp if Duke hired and fired them quickly.

      That being said, there are different contract structures for agents and players. Also, agents typically get commission on anything that pays the player. Whether it’s player contracts, endorsement deals, autograph signings, etc.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    Duke Johnson: “Does anyone know how I can get in contact with Jerry Maguire?”

    • crosseyedlemon

      Or the Browns could tell the Colts they have another Trent Richardson available.

    • eaterofbirds

      Pats definitely dont need another back. He wants to start, not sit in a crowded backfield begging for snaps.

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