ProFootballTalk has reported that the Browns and rookie RB Trent Richardson have agreed on a deal. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the deal is a four-year deal and includes $20.4 million in guarantees. $13.6 of which is included in a signing bonus.
Daryl Ruiter at CBS Cleveland reports that 3rd overall selection Trent Richardson and the Cleveland Browns are close to a contract agreement. Given the new collective bargaining agreement, it is just a matter of time before this deal is official. Per the article:
“As far as the business side I think it’s pretty much wrapped up,” Richardson said of the status of contract talks. “I think everything is pretty much done. There’s just some language in there that they have to get done but as far as business-wise it’s pretty much done.”
This comes as good news to the Browns and their fans, as it is one less distraction they will have win they move in to training camp. Stay tuned to NFLTR for more updates regarding this situation.