Browns Sign Two Draft Picks, Two Free Agents

Browns Make A Flurry Of Moves
Browns Make A Flurry Of Moves

The Browns were very busy on Thursday making a flurry of roster moves.  The team signed two of their top three draft picks and will two sign free agents.

Second round draft pick Jabaal Sheard, a defensive end from Pitt, and third round pick Greg Little, a wide receiver from North Carolina, signed their rookie contracts and will be in training camp on time.

Sheard's deal is worth $5.09 million, while Little's is worth $3.32 million.  Both contracts are four-year deals as written in the new collective bargaining agreement.

Usama Young and Brandon Jackson will sign free agent deals with the Browns.  Young, who went to Kent State, will most likely start at free safety for the team.  He will take the place another Golden Flash, Abe Elam, who the Browns probably won't re-sign.

Last season Young had 23 tackles in 11 games for the New Orleans Saints.  He only has three interceptions in four years in the NFL.

Jackson comes over from Green Bay, where the running back had a career-high 703 yards rushing and three touchdowns for the Super Bowl champions.  He also caught 43 passes for 342 yards and a touchdown.

Also on Thursday, the Browns released three players, including quarterback Jake Delhomme.