Browns sign Barkevious Mingo


Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan and Eagles tackle Lane Johnson signed their contracts on Saturday, which appears to have gotten the ball rolling for the rest of the unsigned first round draft picks.

The Browns announced that linebacker Barkevious Mingo has signed his deal. It’s a four-year deal with an option for a fifth year worth more than $16 million, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Cabot also reports that the Browns secured the offset language they were seeking in the contract, allowing them some protection should they decide that their scouting department didn’t know what it was doing when they backed Mingo as the sixth overall pick at some point in the next four years. Jordan and Johnson also have the language in their contract, making it little surprise that Mingo wound up with it as well.

Mingo will compete for snaps with Jabaal Sheard and Paul Kruger, an effort that should be helped by the fact that he won’t be missing any time at camp. The same is true for all the rest of the Browns draft class as the team has now signed everyone they drafted.

14 responses to “Browns sign Barkevious Mingo

  1. This is a win/win for the Browns and Mingo.
    He wanted it done so he could be in camp and he did what needed done…signing in the very wee hours of the morning(2-3AM). The Browns fast tracked the signing bonus, got a bit of offset and a 5th year team option.
    Browns look good…Mingo looks great as a result of this deal

  2. I’m a Broncos fan, but I sincerely think the Browns are on their way up. Honestly, I hope so, because its getting old watching the same teams in the playoffs year after year! Good luck Browns….

  3. 10 – 6? New head coach, new offensive coordinator, new defensive coordinator, bottom ten starting quarterback, overpaid free agents, and a history of double digit loss seasons. Even the perennial 4th place schedule will be lucky to produce five wins, and that is only if Richardson or Haden doesn’t get hurt.

  4. As a life-long Browns fan, I feel more confident about them being really competitive than I have in many years. Good football people running the show from top to bottom and an attacking style on both sides of the ball. Add in a solid nucleus of young talent such as Richardson, Haden, Thomas, Mingo, Jackson and many others and you have makings of a team that should be a winner for years to come. I wouldn’t guarantee playoffs this season (depends on how Weeden develops under the Turner/Chud offense), but it should happen in 2014. For 2013, an 8-8 record seems attainable and fully expect the Browns to play every team tough. I can’t wait for the season to begin!!!

  5. People that don’t watch the Browns always go to their terrible records. People that have been watching the Browns see a team that for the last two years has been losing 5-6 games a year by a touchdown or less. This team is going to break out, might not be this year but it will be soon.

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