Cleveland Browns Sign All Five Restricted Free Agents, Rookies Next

June 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In the matter of a few hours on Monday, all five of the Browns restricted free agents signed their tenders, avoiding the possibility of having their contracts significantly reduced.
Jerome Harrison, Lawrence Vickers, D'Qwell Jackson, Abram Elam, and Matt Roth all signed on the dotted line prior to the June 15 deadline, meaning all five will be reporting for training camp next month.
The most laughable aspect of this whole situation stemmed from comments made by agent Drew Rosenhaus, who said players signed these contracts "under the gun," are "unhappy" and that this could translate to under-performing on the field.
That's a great statement because nothing makes a front office want to renegotiate your contract more than a threat to not play at peak level during the season.
When it comes to the Browns RFAs, it can't be said enough that these guys were given very generous offers, and the fact that no other team bit on their second-round tenders prior to the draft shou...

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