David Njoku Wants To Be Traded Again

David Njoku has changed his mind once again. The Browns’ tight end originally requested to be traded back in July, only to rescind that request in August.

He has apparently now flipped back the other way, as a source told Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com that Njoku once again wants to be dealt. Kay Cabot writes that so far the Browns haven’t been inclined to trade him, but that could change if they get a good offer. The trade deadline is November 3rd, two weeks from tomorrow. The 29th overall pick of the 2017 draft, Njoku had three catches for 50 yards in Cleveland’s opener before going down with a knee injury.

He missed the next three games, but has been back for the last couple, only racking up two catches for 13 yards the last two weeks. The Browns like to use a lot of multiple tight end sets, but the offseason signing of Austin Hooper and drafting of Harrison Bryant in the fourth-round have made Njoku more expendable.

The Miami product has all the physical skills in the world, but he’s been unable to harness his athletic potential consistently. He looked to be on the verge of a breakout in 2018 when he started a full season and had 56 catches for 639 yards and four touchdowns, but a broken wrist limited him to just four games last year.

The new regime has no real ties to Njoku, and there’s been a clear rift for a while. They picked up his fifth-year option this past offseason, which is only guaranteed for injury.

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18 comments on “David Njoku Wants To Be Traded Again

  1. crosseyedlemon

    I guess he read the article about the Eagles needing help at TE.

  2. acarneglia

    I’d like to see him end up with Carolina. They could use a young, talented TE to join that offense

  3. bradthebluefish

    Mayfield can’t pass. It’s bring down all the receivers stats. Time to scram.

  4. coachtim

    I just went in and told my boss I want to be traded to our field office in the Bahamas. Sure he says he will get right to it…. NOT

    • Technically correct

      That’s just one of the tax shelters, not an actual office…silly peasant.

    • Regi Green

      You can actually ask for a transfer with most companies though,if the companies other facilities have openings.

      If you were moving from one city to another,and your employer had facilities where you were moving to,you could be transferred,as long as the company seen you as an asset.

      And you have companies that recruit people from other companies.Im in Philly,and my uncle was offered a job in Chicago,and that company bought him a house and paid for him to move there.

      If you’re unhappy with a job,you’re free to find another one.

  5. Mayfield is a competitor who loves the game and plays hurt. He’s not the best an in the league by far, but as long as he remains coachable and works his butt off the Browns would be silly to let him go.

    • believeland

      He hasn’t looked good for the last year and a half; but I want to see how he does the rest of this season and into next season. Can’t pass much judgement on a guy when he’s played with 4 different coaches and coordinators in his 36 career games.

      He wants to win; and I think a normal off season (without a coaching search, where he’s got time to really learn his job and go through OTA’s, camp, etc.) will do him wonders. Whether he ever gets that is another story.

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