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Browns pick up fifth-year options on Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward

Options are fully guaranteed for the first time
Browns Beat regular season
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Updated: Apr. 23, 2021 at 10:47 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - In the least surprising move of the offseason, the Browns picked up the fifth-year options on both quarterback Baker Mayfield and cornerback Denzel Ward.

Browns general manager Andrew Berry confirmed the news in a zoom meeting on Friday, but wouldn’t comment on creating longer-term deals.

Mayfield, whose option is worth $18.86 million, came into the NFL as the first overall pick in 2018. Ward, whose option is worth $13.29 million, came into the league the same year as the fourth overall pick.

With the new CBA, fifth-year options on former first-round picks are now guaranteed.

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