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Browns sign Mitchell Schwartz

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The Schwartz definitely is with the Browns.

Rookie tackle Mitchell Schwartz, a second-round pick in the 2012 draft, has signed a four-year, $5.17 million contract, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Browns G.M. Tom Heckert hinted at the move earlier this week on PFT Live when discussing efforts to get the team’s draft picks signed.  “[W]e’ve talked to all of them and we’ve made a lot of progress on a lot of them,” Heckert said.  “So the first couple are probably going to take a little longer, but I think we’ll have the majority of them done by this weekend.”

Schwartz stepped right in at right tackle as the starter during minicamp, and if he can cut it he’ll stay there.  “Obviously Mitchell is the guy we targeted for that,” Heckert said.  “Now I guess the same thing holds true for anywhere, if he can’t get the job done we’ll move someone else in there. But we have full expectation that he’s going to be the guy.”

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8 Responses to “Browns sign Mitchell Schwartz”
  1. billhicks666 says: May 11, 2012 10:19 PM

    Great pickup by the Browns. Wish the Texans had gotten him.

  2. adamc0nley says: May 11, 2012 10:32 PM

    Love the Space Balls reference. Even though I loved Tony Pashos as a human, his blocking was left to be desired. Schwartz is experienced, an an immediate upgrade to the right side of the line.

    Now if Lauvao and Jason Pinkston can shore up these guard spots, the Browns will have a good looking line.

  3. pftfollower says: May 11, 2012 10:40 PM

    “I see your schwartz is bigger than mine”.

  4. jfaoyx says: May 12, 2012 3:32 AM

    This is your best opening sentence ever florio

  5. scott29va says: May 12, 2012 6:22 AM

    It would be awesome if the Browns first three picks turned out to be quality players/starters.

  6. warrenmoon says: May 12, 2012 7:51 AM

    If he doesn’t work out at tackle, they can try him out at receiver. Couldn’t hurt anything

  7. brownsfandrinkingmakersmark says: May 12, 2012 7:57 AM

    @ scott29va — It would be awesome if ANY of the Browns’ picks turned out to be quality players/starters.

  8. coop16 says: May 12, 2012 8:19 AM

    According to some of the websites that grade linemen, Tony Pashos was actually quite good last year. His problem is that he can’t stay in the lineup. That was never a problem for Schwartz in college; he started every game for years.

    The Browns have a good young O-line. It’s the team’s best unit. Unfortunately, the rest of the team sucks.

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