Chris Gocong LB CLE 8 Months
Free agent OLB Chris Gocong reportedly has an offer from one unknown team.
The Rams are expected to go with Will Witherspoon for veteran depth, so Gocong's offer is from elsewhere. At age 29 and coming off a torn Achilles' tendon, he won't be guaranteed a roster spot no matter where he lands.
Chris Gocong LB CLE 9 Months
Free agent OLB Chris Gocong worked out for the Rams on Thursday.
Gocong, 29, missed all of last season with a torn Achilles'. He was released by the Browns at the beginning of April, and he later participated in Eagles rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. The Rams are looking for depth at outside linebacker behind starters Alec Ogletree and Jo-Lonn Dunbar.
Chris Gocong LB CLE 10 Months
Free agent LBs Chris Gocong and Gerald McRath will try out with the Eagles at rookie minicamp this weekend.
Gocong, 29, and McRath, 26, haven't drawn an ounce of interest in free agency. Gocong tore his Achilles' last season and just started running in February, while McRath missed the entire 2012 season with a torn left patella tendon. The Eagles have depth at linebacker, but maybe one of the two veterans will impress.
Chris Gocong LB CLE Feb 22 '13
Browns OLB Chris Gocong's (Achilles') rehab is "on target," and he's started running.
Coach Rob Chudzinski says he wasn't sure if Gocong would be ready for OTAs, but he's fully expected to be good for training camp. Gocong is due a $4.45 million salary with a $100,000 workout bonus, and could be asked to take a pay cut.
Chris Gocong LB CLE Feb 10 '13
The Browns are expected to ask OLB Chris Gocong to slash his $4.45 million base salary.
He's also due a $100K workout bonus. Gocong, 29, is a questionable fit for new coordinator Ray Horton's 3-4 defense, and he has a bloated base salary coming off of a torn Achilles'. If he doesn't accept the pay-cut proposal, the Browns probably wouldn't think twice about cutting ties with Gocong for good.
Chris Gocong LB CLE Jan 29 '13
Browns OLB Chris Gocong (Achilles) is expected to be ready for training camp.
Gocong ruptured his Achilles' tendon a month before the 2012 season started. Owed $4.45 million in 2013 base salary, he'll have to prove his health and effectiveness to a new regime in order to stay on board. Gocong fits best as a pass-rushing 4-3 weak-side linebacker.
Chris Gocong LB CLE Aug 04 '12
Browns WLB Chris Gocong has been officially diagnosed with a ruptured right Achilles' tendon, and is done for the season.
He'll undergo surgery next week. A 16-game starter each of the past two years in Cleveland, Gocong notched 70 tackles, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles last season. With SLB Scott Fujita suspended for the first three games of the year, Kaluka Maiava and fourth-round pick James-Michael Johnson will serve as the Browns' starting outside linebackers for at least three weeks. GM Tom Heckert will certainly be on the lookout for veteran linebacker help.
Chris Gocong LB CLE Aug 04 '12
Browns WLB Chris Gocong was carted off with a right leg injury in Saturday's practice.
We typically wait for more details before reporting on camp injuries, but the consensus among Browns beat writers is that Gocong's injury is serious. ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi speculates it's an Achilles issue. We'll know more soon, but it sounds like Cleveland's weak-side linebacker is dealing with a possibly season-ending injury.