David Njoku considers the fellow tight ends the Browns acquired last year close friends, but the arrival of Austin Hooper and Harrison Bryant also foreshadowed fewer opportunities for him.

Njoku and agent Drew Rosenhaus asked the Browns for a trade in early July but rescinded the request a month later. Browns General Manager Andrew Berry had been determined to keep Njoku anyway.

Now Njoku still isn't convinced the Browns are the right team for him, even though he loved experiencing the playoffs with them last month for the first time in his career.