Browns agree to terms with DT Dalvin Tomlinson and DE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (3.15.23)

For Immediate Release

March 15, 2022


BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns have made the following transactions:


Agreed to terms:

DT Dalvin Tomlinson

DE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo


Tomlinson is entering his seventh NFL season as an unrestricted free agent from Minnesota. Originally a second-round pick by the Giants in 2017, Tomlinson has appeared in 93 career games, all starts, with New York (2017-20) and Minnesota (2021-22). He has recorded 288 career tackles, 13 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. The Alabama product started 13 games with the Vikings last season and recorded 44 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Tomlinson was the Giants 2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee.


Okoronkwo (name pronounced o-BO-ny-uh o-kor-RON-kwo) is entering his sixth NFL season as an unrestricted free agent from Houston. Originally selected by the Rams in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Okoronkwo has appeared in 50 career games with eight starts with Los Angeles (2018-21) and Houston (2022). He has recorded 75 career tackles, 9.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. Last season, he appeared in all 17 games with the Texans and recorded five sacks, all of which came in the final six games of the season when he became a starter. Okoronkwo attended Oklahoma, where he was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2017.



Head coach Kevin Stefanski:

“I’m excited about Dalvin being a Cleveland Brown. He’s a smart, tough football player. In addition to be a productive force in the middle of the defense, he’s a high character person. He’s a great teammate and leader in the locker room.”


“Ogbo will fit in well with our defensive scheme. He’s a disruptive force and has capitalized when given opportunities. He has a lot of upside and we are happy that we are able to add him to our defense.”


DT Dalvin Tomlinson:

“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to come to Cleveland and have a chance to compete for a championship for one of the greatest fan bases in the NFL, the Dawg Pound. I can’t wait to get to The Land, put on my orange and brown and start working alongside my new teammates and coaches. You’re going to get everything I have Cleveland. Let’s go be great.”


DE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo:

“Really excited to join the Cleveland Browns. I am looking forward to adding to an already talented roster, while playing opposite of Myles Garrett, and to be coached by coach Schwartz in his system, where I’ve seen multiple players traditionally find success in it. I can’t wait to get it going and the goal is to bring a Super Bowl to the city of Cleveland.”



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