Browns Finalize Deal With Rookie QB


0  Updated at 2:21 pm, July 24th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) — The Cleveland Browns came to terms on Tuesday with rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden. The No. 22 overall pick in this year’s draft out of Oklahoma State signed just one day before the Browns are set to take the field for their first practice of training camp.

Weeden is set to make $8.1 million over four years, though the fourth year comes with only a partial guarantee.

He is expected to compete for the starting quarterback position along with former Texas standout Colt McCoy.

Weeden enters the NFL at 28 years old, and will look to ignite a Browns team desperate for a franchise quarterback.  No quarterback has started more than eight games in four consecutive seasons for Cleveland in almost two decades. 

On Monday, fellow Browns rookie, runningback Trent Richardson, agreed to a four-year, $20.4 million fully guaranteed contract that includes a $13.6 million signing bonus.  Richardson was the third overall pick in April’s draft. 

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