The Browns and OLB Chris Gocong have agreed on a three-year, $16.8 million contract extension, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Twitter on Wednesday.
Gocong, 27, has started all 19 regular-season games for Cleveland since the Browns acquired him and CB Sheldon Brown from Philadelphia in April 2010. Browns general manager Tom Heckert was part of the Eagles' front office when Philadelphia drafted Gocong out of Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in 2006.
Gocong, who is in his sixth NFL season, has notched 253 tackles and 6½ sacks. He has started 54 games.
The way we see it
The Browns, who reportedly recently reached agreement on a contract extension with DT Ahtyba Rubin, are allowing the ninth-fewest yards in the NFL through three games. Gocong has been a reliable starter for Cleveland in both in 3-4 and 4-3 schemes, and he's a key part of a LB corps that is off to a solid start this season.