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Browns get eight of 11 draft picks under contract

Tom Heckert AP

When Browns G.M. Tom Heckert told PFT Live on Wednesday that the Browns would try to get several of their rookie draft picks under contract before the weekend, he wasn’t kidding.

The team has announced that eight of 11 draft picks have signed their rookie contracts.

They are: second-round tackle Mitchell Schwartz, third-round defensive lineman John Hughes, fourth-round receiver Travis Benjamin, fourth-round linebacker James-Michael Johnson, fifth-round offensive lineman Ryan Miller, sixthh-round defensive lineman Billy Winn, seventh-round defensive back
Trevin Wade, and seventh-round fullback Brad Smelley.

Unsigned are first-round running back Trent Richardson, first-round quarterback Brandon Weeden, and sixth-round linebacker Emmanual Acho.

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16 Responses to “Browns get eight of 11 draft picks under contract”
  1. berniesboys says: May 12, 2012 3:11 PM

    Super Bowl!

  2. csszrr says: May 12, 2012 3:33 PM

    Here we go Brownies.

  3. seanatch says: May 12, 2012 4:21 PM

    Two most important need to be signed

  4. 4512dawg4512 says: May 12, 2012 4:38 PM

    Still wish they would have gone after Bobby Rainey

  5. dawglb says: May 12, 2012 8:00 PM

    8-8 will be my Super Bowl for this team, in this division. Too bad the Browns do not play in the NFC West.

  6. fumblenuts says: May 12, 2012 8:11 PM

    Why don’t the Browns give T.O. a shot? If it doesn’t work out, cut him.

  7. Chris Henry's Wild Ride says: May 12, 2012 9:04 PM

    Acho is signed now. And no one wants T.O. He’s what like 40 now? Even if the dude can still hack it, he’s always been a locker room cancer and what are we gonna get like 1 or 2 years out of him? I’d rather let the young guys play and see if they can take the spots.

  8. randallflagg52 says: May 12, 2012 9:52 PM

    The 3 players remained unsigned because they have changed their names, recieved plastic surgery and moved to Mexico rather than face the prospect of playing for the Cleveland Browns.

  9. mikeholmgrenwearsstretchpants says: May 12, 2012 10:46 PM

    Tom Heckert in the photo, “And this is the final step of the physical. This is gonna tickle a bit.”

  10. gards81 says: May 12, 2012 10:58 PM

    I love the Browns, they hand my Bengals 2 wins a year.

  11. papaweedandtrich says: May 13, 2012 6:38 AM

    Good work! Now get the 2 people in my name signed and you’re saying something.

  12. skidog250 says: May 13, 2012 7:11 AM

    Browns? It never seems to matter who they sign or who’s calling the shots, they’ll be lucky to win 8 games. As with most losing organizations; next year they’ll tear up the roster, and start over, again.

  13. muckfodell says: May 13, 2012 9:21 AM

    @randallflagg52

    “The 3 players remained unsigned because they have changed their names, recieved plastic surgery and moved to Mexico rather than face the prospect of playing for the Cleveland Browns.”

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    And in other news, randallflagg52 was kicked out of his Mom’s basement and had his computer taken away for forgetting to flush the toilet.

    Get a life, dude…

  14. muckfodell says: May 13, 2012 10:41 AM

    @I love the Browns, they hand my Bengals 2 wins a year.

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    …out of the four or so they normally get each year.

    Don’t let one winning season out of every 10 go to your head…

  15. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: May 13, 2012 10:59 AM

    When did the character from “Sling Blade” become GM of the Browns?

  16. kgun80 says: May 13, 2012 1:48 PM

    The Browns play in what may be the best division.. Top to bottom in the whole league. I hope they can turn it around for their fans, when they lost their team we had the dogpound bussed in a few times to watch Bills games. Met some quality people, and some intense football fans.. Good luck Cleveland fans you deserve a competitive team

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