Cowboys have ‘no interest’ in tight end David Njoku
After being expected to be a force to be reckoned with for the Cleveland Browns, tight end David Njoku has reportedly asked the team to trade him following the influx of players at his position added to the roster during this NFL offseason. Although Njoku hasn’t exactly lived up to expectations in Cleveland, the 23-year-old will still be an intriguing piece for teams around the league. The Dallas Cowboys emerged as a potential landing spot for Njoku considering their situation at tight end and desire to compete in 2020, but that might not be the case as it could be his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, trying to stir things up, according to Mike Fisher of Sports Illustrated.
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“That,” one source told us as the Friday news broke, “sounds like an agent creation.”
Added a second source: “Nope. No interest.”
The Cowboys will play their first season without future Hall of Famer Jason Witten at the tight end position. Witten chose to leave Dallas this offseason and sign with the Las Vegas Raiders in what could be his last season in the NFL. Blake Jarwin will try to fill the void left by Witten, but the team could look to add a more proven veteran at some point.
Last season, Njoku played in only four games for the Browns finishing with five receptions, 41 yards, and a touchdown. He dealt with injuries and was never really able to contribute to Cleveland’s attempt to become a playoff contender, which fell drastically short.
In his three years with the Browns, Njoku caught 93 passes, racking up 1,066 yards, and nine touchdowns.