The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with their fourth round pick, cornerback Pierre Desir. Incidentally, Desir also happened to be the last pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, leaving the Browns with five players left to be signed. This deal represents the first trappings of success that Desir has spent much of his life working to obtain.
Desir, the corner out of Lindenwood provides the Browns a good amount of depth and flexibility at the defensive back position. He is also a player who was born in Haiti, came to the United States at 4 years old and had to work temp jobs to support his family while attending college, including cleaning up sewage for the day for $40. This contract is hopefully not the end for Desir, but could mark a new beginning for himself and his family.
With the way the new collective bargaining agreement is set up, the deals for the remaining players are largely slotted, but they have yet to be finalized. Fortunately, training camp is still almost two months away and holdouts should be a thing of the past. Desir is just the first one to be completed.