Over the last few years, rookie holdouts have become the minority thanks to the current collective bargaining agreement. The Cleveland Browns won’t have to worry about number one overall pick Myles Garrett holding out of training camp.
Friday, the team and the former Texas A&M defensive end agreed to terms on a four year deal. The Browns can pick up a fifth option on the deal in a couple of years.
Myles Garrett has signed his rookie deal with the Browns. pic.twitter.com/KL3nbkCCDa
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) May 19, 2017
Financial compensation is not announced per team policy. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Garrett will received $30.4 million guaranteed.
And Myles Garrett's four-year deal in Cleveland comes in at a fully-guaranteed $30.4 million.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) May 19, 2017
Garrett is the first of Cleveland three picks in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft to agree to terms on a contract. Jabrill Peppers and David Njoku remain unsigned. The Browns have seven of their ten draft picks under contract. Kicker Zane Gonzalez signed on Wednesday. Defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi agreed to a deal on Thursday. Defensive tackle Caleb Brantley also signed his contract on Friday.
Peppers, Njoku, and second round pick DeShone Kizer remain unsigned.
The signing of Garret wraps up a very good week for the Browns defense. New defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is smiling no matter where he goes around town. Along with the signings of Garrett and Ogunjobi, the Browns signed veteran free agent cornerback Jason McCourty to a two-year contract.
McCourty played for Williams one year in Tennessee during his eight years in the Titans secondary.
Brantley’s career in Cleveland is heading in the right direction now. He was cleared of battery charges this week in Gainesville, Florida.
The Browns had one of the worst defenses in 2016. All of the new additions for 2017 should help the Browns improve their pass rush and stop opposing teams running games.