Browns Sign DE Jayme Mitchell, Plus All Draft Picks Minus DT Phil Taylor


The Browns continue to be busy this week, just not in the way many fans would have hoped. The team has yet to land a big free agent – most recently losing out on defensive end Ray Edwards – but that doesn’t mean they are completely sitting on the sidelines.

To help shore up that left side of the defensive line, the Browns signed defensive end Jayme Mitchell to a two-year deal. You might remember him from last season, when he was acquired in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings, but never played in a game (one of the many personnel mysteries of former head coach Eric Mangini’s staff).

GM Tom Heckert has been a fan of his, and it was expected that the Browns would re-sign him.

  • As of this point, all but one of the 2011 Browns’ draft picks have signed with the team. The only player yet to do so? First-round pick Phil Taylor. He might be the last rookie to sign, but the Browns have been working hard to get the defensive tackle signed in time to be practicing on Saturday. You have to love how the new collective bargaining agreement has been affecting the speed in which rookies are signing.