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Browns ink Tre Johnson

The Associated Press

BEREA – The Cleveland Browns re-signed offensive lineman Tre Johnson to a one-year contract on Tuesday even though he missed most of the past two years to injury.

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

BEREA – The Cleveland Browns re-signed offensive lineman Tre Johnson to a one-year contract on Tuesday even though he missed most of the past two years to injury.

Johnson played seven seasons with the Washington Redskins and was named to the NFC Pro-Bowl team in 1999. But in 2000, he missed 12 games with an injured left knee and was signed by the Browns before training camp in 2001.

Johnson started four games for the Browns but tore a tendon in his right knee against Jacksonville and was out for the rest of the year.

The team would not comment on the contract other than to say it includes a variety of incentives that increase the value if Johnson logs regular playing time this season.

Johnson, 30, has passed a physical for team doctors and will have to compete for a spot on the team when training camp begins in July.

Before joining the Browns, the 6-foot-2, 326-pound Johnson had started 65 of 80 games during his pro career.

The Browns also released defensive back Brandon Davis on Tuesday. Davis was with the Browns in training camp last season but didn’t make the team. He was re-signed Jan. 14.