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Damarious Randall's Contract Option Picked Up by Browns After Trade from Packers

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 30, 2018

Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall (23), left, celebrates an interception with teammate Green Bay Datone Jones (95)during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders in Green Bay, Wis., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)
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The Cleveland Browns have reportedly picked up the fifth-year contract option on cornerback Damarious Randall's rookie deal, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.  

Cleveland acquired Randall from the Green Bay Packers in exchange for quarterback DeShone Kizer at the start of the new league year. It apparently has seen enough on film to give him another year.

The former No. 30 overall pick has gotten off to a solid start to his career. He has 144 combined tackles, 10 interceptions, two touchdowns and 32 passes defended during his first three seasons. In 2017, he had 47 combined tackles, a career-high four interceptions, one fumble recovery, one touchdown and nine passes defended.

Despite his performance on the field, injuries had to be a concern in the decision-making process. He has yet to play in 16 regular-season games through three seasons, having dealt with knee and foot injuries in the past. He also underwent surgery on his hand earlier this offseason.

Randall will be 26 years old by the time the 2018 season kicks off. The Browns liked him enough to get rid of last year's second-round pick for him, and picking up his 2019 option shows he could be in their long-term plans.

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