BEREA, Ohio -- Chris Gocong has joined a new team: the Cleveland core.
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.
Financial terms were not immediately available.
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 Browns are also in talks with running back Peyton Hillis and linebacker D'Qwell Jackson about extensions.
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