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Freddie Kitchens: Duke Johnson asking for a trade doesn’t matter to me

Getty Images After Browns running back Duke Johnson asked to be traded, Browns General Manager John Dorsey channeled Tommy Lee Jones and essentially said, I don’t care.
Browns coach Freddie Kitchens feels the same way.
Duke’s the type of the guy who’s going to show up and he’s going to do his job and he’s going do his job well.
His demands, I’m not impacted by that one bit.” Kitchens insisted that Johnson will be on the roster in 2019.
“I’ve said this for a month now, I don’t know where all this trade talk started happening.
I like good football players, and I like as many as I can get.
Duke Johnson is on this football team and will have a vital role on this team and will help us win football games.
Am I surprised he’s still here?
No, not one bit.
Heading into his fifth season, Johnson seems like a player the Browns could easily decide to move on from, but Kitchens and Dorsey have both indicated that won’t happen any time soon.

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After Browns running back Duke Johnson asked to be traded, Browns General Manager John Dorsey channeled Tommy Lee Jones and essentially said, I don’t care. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens feels the same way.

“At this point in time, him asking for a trade doesn’t matter to me,” Kitchens said, via ESPN. “He’s a Cleveland Brown. Duke’s the type of the guy who’s going to show up and he’s going to do his job and he’s going do his job well. That’s all I can ask for as a coach. His demands, I’m not impacted by that one bit.”

Kitchens insisted that Johnson will be on the roster in 2019.

“Duke’s under contract,” Kitchens said. “I’ve said this for a month now, I don’t know where all this trade talk started happening. People just assumed we would trade him because we signed another good football player…

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