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Browns reach extension with Ryan Tucker

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Berea, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Browns and offensive tackle Ryan Tucker have agreed to a contract extension through the 2009 season. Financial terms of the deal were not released. Tucker had two years remaining on the original contract he signed with Cleveland as a free agent in 2002.

"We are making a commitment to a player who has made a major commitment to us both on and off the field," said Browns head coach Butch Davis in a statement released by the team. "Every team in this league needs players like Ryan Tucker , and we are fortunate to have the real thing."

Tucker started all 16 games last season at right tackle and has missed just two games in his two seasons with the Browns .

"I am extremely grateful to the entire Cleveland Browns organization for this extension and the support they have shown me throughout my years in Cleveland," said Tucker. "We want to get back into the playoffs and our ultimate goal is bringing this city a Super Bowl championship."

The 28-year-old veteran played the first five years of his career with the St. Louis Rams before joining Cleveland. He was a member of the Rams ' Super Bowl championship team after the 1999 season.

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