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New agent, same trade demand for Duke Johnson

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    Browns running back Duke Johnson catches a pass during a drill during mandatory minicamp in Berea on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.



Browns running back Duke Johnson quickly found a new agent.

He’s still searching for a new team.

Johnson signed with super-agent Drew Rosenhaus and still wants to be traded, a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram on Thursday.

ESPN was first to report the news.

Johnson parted ways with former agent Kristin Campbell, she confirmed to The Chronicle on Wednesday.

Campbell asked the Browns on April 1 to trade Johnson after general manager John Dorsey signed running back Kareem Hunt and made it known he was willing to deal Johnson.

A deal hasn’t happened, and when Johnson showed up for mandatory minicamp in June after skipping the entire voluntary portion of the offseason he reiterated his request to be traded.

“I only want to be somewhere I’m wanted,” Johnson said. “If you don’t want me here, there’s no need to keep me or force me to be here.”

Johnson explained he feels the Browns were disloyal when they made him available in a trade, and that’s the reason he wants out. He said his mind can’t be changed and he wants to land on a new team as soon as possible.

Rosenhaus will try to make that happen for his new client.

Johnson signed a three-year, $15.6 million extension in the 2018 offseason after Campbell negotiated the deal.

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