Report: Cleveland Browns sign Jordan Payton, Scooby Wright to rookie deals
By Thomas Moore
The Cleveland Browns reportedly have signed two of their draft picks, coming to terms with Jordan Payton and Scooby Wright.
On the eve of the first practice of rookie minicamp, wide receiver Jordan Payton and linebacker Scooby Wright have reportedly signed their rookie contracts, according to Nate Ulrich at ohio.com.
Payton, a fifth-round selection out of UCLA, reportedly inked a four-year deal worth $2.584 million, which includes a signing bonus of $244,004.
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One of four wide receivers drafted by the Browns, Payton finished his collegiate career as the Bruins record holder in career receptions with 201. A two-time honorable mention All-Pac 12 selection, Payton had 78 receptions for 1,105 yards and five touchdowns in 2015.
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Wright, a seventh-round choice out of Arizona, also reportedly inked a four-year deal worth $2.4 million with a signing bonus of $60,700.
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Wright only appeared in three games with the Wildcats in 2015 due to injuries, but had a phenomenal year in 2014, when he took home the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award and Chuck Bednarik Award. That same season he was a unanimous All-American and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, and finished among the top five players in the country with 163 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, 14 sacks and six forced fumbles.
The Browns still have 12 draft picks to sign as the team gets ready for the three-day rookie minicamp, which will include a practice on Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium as part of the annul Fan Fest.
The event will give Browns fans their first look at not only the 14 draft picks, but also the 11 undrafted free agents the team has signed since the end of the 2016 NFL Draft.