FRIDAY, 3:13pm: The Browns have officially signed Shelton, the team announced today in a press release.
MONDAY, 1:29pm: The Browns and first-round defensive tackle Danny Shelton, the 12th overall pick in the 2015 draft, have agreed to a four-year deal with $11.7MM in guarantees and a $6.7MM signing bonus, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter).
Shelton, who is listed at 339 pounds, had a standout college career at the University of Washington. He capped it off in 2014 with 93 tackles, nine sacks, and an NCAA-leading five fumble recoveries. Those numbers helped propel him to first-team AP All-America honors. Shelton is expected to carry that dominance to Cleveland, which is in desperate need of help after finishing with the worst run defense in the NFL last year.
With Shelton and second-round edge defender Nate Orchard having agreed to deals in recent days, the Browns have two of their top three picks locked up. Center Cameron Erving, the 19th overall selection, remains unsigned.
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