FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 13, 2013
CONTACT: Melanie Madden (518) 847-4524
Agent JR Rickert is pleased to announce that client Chris Ogbonnaya has agreed to a new 2-year contract with the Cleveland Browns. Ogbonnaya was a restricted free agent following the 2012 season and was eligible to generate offers from other clubs.
Drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 2009 out of the University of Texas, Ogbonnaya has emerged in Cleveland as one of the best 3rd down backs in the league. He will serve as an excellent change of pace running back to compliment Trent Richardson.
Ogbonnaya’s agent JR Rickert noted: “Chris has always felt at home in Cleveland and I am glad that he will have a chance to be a part of the Browns organization for the next 2 seasons. This is really a great fit for him.”
Ogbonnaya is expected to get carries, catch passes out the backfield, pick up blitz protections and participate in all of the Browns’ special teams. He is a very versatile player who will be utilized often.