The Cleveland Browns have released Gocong.|||||||
Gocong was expected to bolster the linebacking corps when he was acquired in 2010 from Philadelphia, and he did start 32 games. But he missed last season with a torn right Achilles tendon, and with a new defensive alignment under coach Rob Chudzinski and coordinator Ray Horton, Gocong was considered expendable.
The Browns placed Gocong on injured reserve.|||||||
He will miss the entire season after tearing his Achilles during training camp.
The Browns extended the linebacker's contract by three years on Wednesday, another signing by general manager Tom Heckert to keep the team's young and promising players together.|||||||
The 27-year-old Gocong, who missed most of training camp with a neck stinger, had four tackles last week and was credited with a half-sack in Cleveland's win over Miami.
The Philadelphia Eagles have traded Gocong and cornerback Sheldon Brown to the Cleveland Browns for linebacker Alex Hall and two draft picks.|||||||
Gocong had just signed a one-year deal. He's recorded 203 tackles, four sacks and one forced fumble in 47 regular-season games, including 35 starts.
The Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed Gocong to a one-year contract.|||||||
Gocong, a third-round pick by the Eagles in 2006, has recorded 203 tackles, four sacks and one forced fumble in 47 regular-season games, including 35 starts.