The Browns officially announced the signing of first-round pick CB Justin Gilbert on Wednesday.
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ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the Browns have agreed to terms with first-round pick CB Justin Gilbert.
Gilbert was one of two remaining draft picks who had yet to sign their rookie contracts with OT Taylor Lewan being the other.
Gilbert’s four-year contract is worth an estimated $12,833,502 and includes a signing bonus of $7,653,456, according to OverTheCap.com.
The Browns could have a very solid cornerback tandem in the coming years as Gilbert joins Pro Bowler Joe Haden in the team’s secondary.
Last year, Gilbert totaled 42 tackles, seven interceptions, two defensive touchdowns while generating a kick return average of over 25 yards per attempt. He even returned one for touchdown.