Browns Give Richardson 4 Years, $20.5M
CLEVELAND (AP) 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’s agent Jimmy Sexton and the Browns completed the deal, which includes a $13.3 million signing bonus. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t announced the signing. Richardson’s deal reportedly doesn’t contain any offset language, a provision that protects the Browns from having to pay him the full amount of his contract if he is released before the deal expires and signs elsewhere.