Browns To Sign CB Terrance Mitchell

The Browns have agreed to a three-year, $12MM deal with free agent cornerback Terrance Mitchell, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

Cleveland has spent the early portion of free agency adding mid-tier free agents, but the club had yet to address their secondary. The Browns reportedly had interest in the top cornerback on the market in Trumaine Johnson, but they’ll instead settle for Mitchell, whom general manager John Dorsey know from the pair’s time in Kansas City.

While the Browns can use all the help they can get after ranking 27th in pass defense DVOA, it’s unclear exactly how much Mitchell can offer. Last season, he ranked as a bottom-20 corner, per Pro Football Focus, while posting the most starts (nine) of his career. Mitchell, 25, did put up four interceptions, but his overall coverage marks left much to be desired.

Mitchell will now join a Browns secondary that also includes Jason McCourty, Jamar Taylor, and Briean Boddy-Calhoun, among others.

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  1. jb19

    I guess the strategy is to fill rooms with veterans after having all these rookies and one year players only the last couple years. I hope it works… saw that last year with the Astros bringing in Beltran and McCann, they didn’t produce as much on the field but were invaluable in the clubhouse.

    • jb19

      Agreed. Taylor is a goner. McCourty will probably play out the contract, BBC will be in the slot, Mitchell and Wilson for depth I guess. I think browns are going to look to add a CB high in the draft. One of those day 2 selections would be my guess

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