Browns third-round pick Leon McFadden won't miss a beat in his bid to become the starting cornerback opposite Joe Haden. McFadden, 5-9, 195, signed a four-year contract today on rookie reporting day for the Browns. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. McFadden's signing came hours after the Browns signed defensive lineman Armonty Bryant, the seventh-round pick out of East Central University in Oklahoma. That leaves first-rounder Barkevious Mingo, the No. 6 overall pick, as the Browns' only unsigned rookie. The first full-squad practice is Thursday from 4-6:30 p.m. McFadden, the No. 68 overall pick out of San Diego State, worked primarily with the second-team during organized team activities and minicamp, but hopes to land the starting job in training camp. "The biggest thing is just going out there every day and competing for that spot,'' McFadden said last month at the Browns youth football camp. "Everybody is competing for that No. 1 spot. So that’s how you sum it up in a nutshell.” Coming out of minicamp, Buster Skrine and fifth-year pro Chris Owens were ahead of McFadden in terms of reps with the first team defense.
Browns sign third-round CB Leon McFadden to 4-year deal
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Jul 19