The Cleveland Browns have some money to spend this off-season. In fact, they have the most salary cap money to spend in 2017. Thursday afternoon, they spent some of it by re-signing one of their young players.
Browns sign long snapper Charley Hughlett to six year contract. Will be highest paid long snapper in league. pic.twitter.com/xNRPIc71Su
— Cleveland SportsTalk (@CLEsportsTalk) February 16, 2017
“I am super excited,” Hughlett said in a release from the team. “I couldn’t be happier to be here. My wife and I are happy to call Cleveland our home. I can’t wait to start getting things turned around.”
— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) February 16, 2017
Hughlett’s agent Brett Tessler says the deal makes his client the highest paid long snapper in the National Football League.
Hughlett is entering his third season with the Browns. He played his college football for the Central Florida Golden Knights. He began his career as an undrafted free agent signing by the Dallas Cowboys in 2012.
The 6′-4″ 248 pound Hughlett has been with the Browns since 2014. He started on the practice squad. The Browns elevated him elevated to the active roster as an early Christmas present that season. Hughlett joined the Browns 53-man roster on Christmas Eve of 2014.
He has been the Browns long snapper for the last two seasons. He has appeared in the Browns last 32 games. In addition to his long snapping duties on special teams, Hughlett recorded five special teams tackles in 2016.
Now that the long snapper is in the fold for a long time to come, hopefully the next player the announce they have re-signed is their 1,000 yard receiver. Pryor has expressed his desire to remain with the Browns so he can be a key part of the rebuilding process.