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.”