Posted July 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Browns have signed rookie running back Trent Richardson to a four-year, $20.5 million contract. The sides completed the deal, which includes a $13.3 million signing bonus, on Monday night said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the Browns haven't announced the signing. With Richardson under contract, the Browns will now focus on getting a deal done with rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden, who wants all four years guaranteed. The Browns traded up in April's draft to select Richardson with the No. 3 pick. The former Alabama star will report to training camp Tuesday and will be on the field Wednesday with Cleveland's other first-year players and some select veterans.

Richardson and Browns Reportedly Negotiating

Mary Kay Cabot is reporting that the Browns and Trent Richardson’s agent Jimmy Sexton are in the same physical space and negotiating a contract. The only possible sticking point left could be “offset language.” As we’ve discussed previously, the money shouldn’t be an issue anymore now that Andrew Luck and RG3 have both signed ahead of Richardson. This offset language specifies...

Browns RB Trent Richardson signs his rookie deal.

BEREA, Ohio –Browns first-rounder Trent Richardson has his deal done and can now pass go and head directly to the spot reserved for the new face-of-the-franchise. To read this story please click the link below.

Browns and Trent Richardson Reportedly Agree on Deal

ProFootballTalk is reporting that the Browns and Trent Richardson have “worked out” agreement on a contract. Browns and RB Trent Richardson have worked out a contract, per source with knowledge of the negotiations. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 24, 2012 It doesn’t sound like the ink is dry just yet, but as long as they’ve got something worked out, I can wait...

Report: Trent Richardson close to signing with the Browns

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, The Browns and rookie running back Trent Richardson are close to agreeing on a contract that will allow him to not miss any time during training camp. “The Browns are meeting today with the agent for No. 3 overall pick Trent Richardson, and the deal is close,  a source told the Plain Dealer today,” reported Cabot. “Richardson...

Report: Browns sign RB Richardson

One high-profile draft pick signed, one to go. On the eve of Cleveland's rookies reporting to training camp, the Browns signed running back Trent Richardson to a four-year, $20.5 million contract and can now turn their attention to getting a deal done with quarterback Brandon Weeden. A person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on Monday night that Richardson...

Browns get Trent Richardson signed

Getty Images The Cleveland Browns and rookie running back Trent Richardson has agreed on a four-year, $20.4 million contract that’s fully guaranteed, with a $13.6 million signing bonus. Richardson is expected to come in right away and carry the load for the Browns. The Browns will likely now work to get first round pick, quarterback Brandon Weeden under contract.  

The NFL’s Rookie Wage Scale is Working

The Cleveland Browns will have both Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson in camp now that they’ve come to terms on contract with their two first round draft choices. That’s good news for the new rookie wage scale as well as for the Browns. It is also interesting to note that even despite all the guaranteed money, the Browns (and all other NFL teams) are far better off financially...

Browns Still Trying to Avoid Guaranteed 4th Year with Weeden

The Browns got Trent Richardson signed last night and it was a cakewalk compared to the process with Brandon Weeden. Because Richardson was picked as high in the draft as he was, there really wasn’t much choice but to guarantee all four years of his contract. Brandon Weeden on the other hand is 28 years old and was picked 22nd overall. The fourth year isn’t quite as much of a...

NFL News: Browns Close to Inking Brandon Weeden

The Cleveland Browns are on the verge of signing first-round quarterback Brandon Weeden per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. With the Browns coming to terms with running back Trent Richardson late Monday night, and rookies set to report to Berea on Tuesday, the two parties reportedly met to hash out a deal which is said to be finalized in the coming hours. Weeden is scheduled to receive a...
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