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A person familiar with the negotiations tells AP that David Njoku has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Cleveland Browns. Njoku, who figures to have a more prominent role in this season, will be among the NFL’s highest-paid tight ends, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the sides were still finalizing the package. Financial terms were not immediately known. A first-round pick in 2017, Njoku has had an eventful stay in Cleveland. Two years ago, he asked to be traded but has become a dependable player and now a core piece for a team with Super Bowl ambitions.

The Los Angeles Chargers concluded the first week of organized team activities with first-round pick Zion Johnson signing his rookie contract. The guard got the standard four-year deal with the team holding a fifth-year option. The 17th overall pick in last month’s NFL draft, Johnson is expected to start at right guard when the Chargers open the season at home against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sept. 11. The Chargers have signed six of their eight draft picks. Safety JT Woods, a third-round pick, and running back Isaiah Spiller, a fourth-round selection, remain unsigned.

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Omar Khan is embracing his new role with the club. Khan was recently promoted to take over for Kevin Colbert, who is retiring after a long run with the team that included a pair of Super Bowl victories. Khan is no stranger to the Steelers. He has been with the team for more than 20 years, most recently serving as a vice president of football operations and business administration. Khan says he's excited about the trajectory of the team, adding that while he is bringing in some new faces to the team's front office, the club's high standards will not change.

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