Browns Sign Second-Round Pick OT Joel Bitonio


The Browns announced the signing of second-round pick OT Joel Bitonio on Sunday.

Cleveland now has five of their six 2014 draft picks under contract, not including No. 8 overall pick CB Justin Gilbert.

Bitonio’s four-year contract is worth an estimated $5,461,698 which includes a signing bonus of $2,292,144, according to

Browns new HC Mike Pettine has already told reporters that he expects Bitonio to start off his career playing guard. However, he has the ability to play tackle as well.

Bitonio should end up competing with Paul McQuistan for the starting left guard job in training camp.


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