Browns, Jabaal Sheard have talked about an extension

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Browns coach Mike Pettine has talked about having big plans for linebacker Jabaal Sheard this season and those plans appear to extend into the team’s front office as well.

Sheard told reporters that he has had talks with the team about a contract extension that would keep him in Cleveland for the long term. Sheard is set to make just under $1 million in 2014, the final year of the contract he signed as a second-round pick in 2011.

“Hopefully it works out. Love it here, want to be here when [the] city erupts,” Sheard said, via Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

Sheard has started 45 of 48 games since joining the Browns, recording 21 sacks while flopping between four and three-man fronts as the Browns flopped between different regimes. Based on Pettine’s results with the Bills last year, the current one could be a good one for Sheard and the other Browns pass rushers. That might mean Sheard leaves a bit of money on the table by signing an extension before things play out, but his comments suggest that a bird in hand is good enough for him.

6 responses to “Browns, Jabaal Sheard have talked about an extension

  1. Watched the browns twice last year.. Both times came away thinking where is this talent on d… Haden stinks. Can’t cover anyone. Another 11 plus loss year in that cess pool Cleveland

  2. He hasn’t gotten a lot of national attention, but he is ALWAYS in the backfield. I think it’s a great move to extend him while we can get him a little cheaper.

    It’s also great to hear so many guys WANTING to stay here. It really looks like our offseason moves with the coaching staff and front office are bearing productive fruit. Let’s hope it translates onto the field on Sundays in the fall!

    Go Brownies!

  3. He wants to be here when the city erupts. He knows this team is about to turn a corner — and to have put in all that effort on losing teams, he should want to me here when it comes together and we have a winning team here in CLE.

  4. Hope the Browns continue their “new” winning ways, and are smart enough to pay him what he’s worth. And that’s a plenty. He’s essential to future defensive success.

  5. Ray Farmer knows what he’s doing. He’ll get it done when the time & terms are right.

    I know it’ll still take a couple of years to see the results on the field, in the “Win” column, and in the trophy case. But, not since Paul Brown owned the team, have I felt this secure, this confident in the Browns management “doing it right.”

    In Ray we trust!

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