Browns sets to Make $13 Million Move With First-Round Pick

Browns are anticipated to spend $13 million on a first-round selection.

Browns Expected To Exercise CB Greg Newsome's Fifth-Year Option

The Cleveland Browns are anticipated to select cornerback Greg Newsome’s fifth-year option, notwithstanding trade speculations.

After being selected by the Browns in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Newsome has had a unique time in Cleveland. He has shown himself to be a reliable cornerback option, but Martin Emerson Jr. has excelled since taking on a bigger defensive role. Pro Bowler Denzel Ward and Emerson’s rise have forced Newsome to play mostly in the slot.

At first, Newsome did not think the job was all that great. Before the previous season, he resisted it, creating some trade talk. But he’s become accustomed to Jim Schwartz.

Newsome, a former first-round selection, is worth $13.38 million for the 2025 season and is connected to a five-year option. The Browns must decide whether to accept the option by May 2. Mary Kay Cabot of, a Browns insider, thinks the team will follow through.

On April 7, Cabot said, “The Browns are expected to pick that up by the May 2 deadline.” “The Browns, who have four excellent cornerbacks in Denzel Ward, Newsome, Martin Emerson Jr., and [Cameron] Mitchell, believe that you can never have too many. According to Pro Football Focus, Newsome and Ward were tied for the 42nd-best cornerback in the NFL in 2023. Emerson came in at number sixty-three.

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