Harrison the Next to Sign?
Browns rookie Jerome Harrison

Posted Jul 22, 2006

Jerome Harrison may have agreed to a contract, according to a TV station in his hometown. Here are some thoughts as the team looks to sign the remaining rookies...


With Kamerion Wimbley signed, the OBR believes the team's remaining draft picks - with the exception of Maryland LB D'Qwell Jackson - are likely to reach agreements over the next two to four days.

One of the remaining draft picks, RB Jerome Harrison, may have already agreed to terms. According to Kalamazoo television station WWMT, the Michigan native has agreed to a four-year contract with the Browns. Harrison played his high school ball in the Michigan town.

If the story proves correct, the Browns will be left with four draft picks lacking a contract. In addition to Jackson, third round selection WR Travis Wilson and fourth-round picks OL Isaac Sowells and LB Leon Williams have not yet been signed to deals. 

D'Qwell Jackson will likely present more of a challenge for the club due to the nature of incentives in his contract. Jackson may start the season as a backup, complicating his ability to achieve any short-term goals which are a part of an agreement.

If the team and Jackson are able to negotiate through this issue, they will be helped by signings around the Browns second-round pick. DeMeco Ryans, chosen immediately before Jackson, signed a contract with the Houston Texans last week. The Eagles were able to sign OT Winston Justice earlier this week, as well. Justice was taken five selections after the Maryland linebacker.


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