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The Cleveland Browns Announced Some Big, Actually Good News Today

A Cleveland Browns helmet sitting on the field.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: A Cleveland Browns helmet rests on the field prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Browns aren't often able to announce good news. This is a franchise that has gone 1-31 over the last two seasons, after all.

Cleveland is able to announce some good news today, though. It's pretty big.

The franchise has locked up one of its best young players to a long-term extension.

Duke Johnson, the former Miami running back, has looked extremely promising during his first three seasons in Cleveland. He's averaged 4.2 yards a carry over those three seasons and has totaled more than 1,700 receiving yards, averaging more than 9 yards a catch.

Locking him up for the long-term is a big deal.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport announced the news.

Johnson was a third round pick out of Miami in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Cleveland opens its 2018 season on Sept. 9 against Pittsburgh.