Browns sign long snapper Charley Hughlett to a new deal
The Cleveland Browns made a minor, but not unimportant, roster move by re-signing long snapper Charley Hughlett to a new contract.
The Cleveland Browns started to splash some of their copious amounts of cap space on Thursday by inking long snapper Charley Hughlett to a new deal.
What? You thought it was going to be wide receiver Terrelle Pryor inking a new contract with the team? That will have to wait at least for a couple of more days.
While the Browns confirmed the signing on their website they did not release details, although Hughlett’s agent, Brett Tessler, Tweeted that the deal is for six years and will make Hughlett the highest paid long snapper in the league:
That would put Hughlett north of $1 million a year in compensation, as Beau Brinkley of the Tennessee Titans currently tops the list at $1.15 million a year, according to spotrac.com.
“I am super excited,” Hughlett said of the new contract, according to the team’s website. “I couldn’t be happier to be here. My wife and I are happy to call Cleveland our home. I can’t wait to start getting things turned around.”
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The Browns originally signed the 6-foot-4 and 248-pound Hughlett off the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad in 2014. He was originally signed as a rookie free agent with the Dallas Cowboys out of Central Florida in 2012. He has also spent time with New England, but had not appeared in a regular-season game prior to joining the Browns.
Hughlett was pretty much anonymous during the past season, which is a good sign for someone who plays his position, so let’s chalk this up as a positive signing for the Browns.
It also is a sign that things may be changing for the Browns and their impending free agents, something the executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said was a priority this offseason.
“What we have to do is build a culture where guys want to stay here,” Brown said at his season-ending press conference. “That is the most important thing. I think we have done that this year, and we are tasked now with going out and making sure that we can sign some of our guys that are key for our future.”
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It may not the type of high-profile signing that makes headlines, but it is another positive step as the Browns start their journey through the offseason.