Cleveland Browns sign first-round draft pick Justin Gilbert

Thursday July 24th, 2014

The Cleveland Browns organization announced Wednesday it signed its first-round NFL draft selection, former Oklahoma St. cornerback Justin Gilbert. 

Gilbert's contract, a standard rookie four-year deal with a fifth-year team option, is worth $12.8 million in guaranteed money, according to CBS Sports. Spotrac's Michael Ginnitti reports Gilbert's signing bonus was worth $7.85 million

Browns head coach Mike Pettine said Gilbert has every opportunity to win the No. 2 cornerback position opposite Joe Haden. 

Gilbert might have been Cleveland's highest pick in the 2014 draft, but it wasn't its most noteworthy. Last month, former Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel signed with the Browns. 

With Gilbert's signing, the only remaining first-round pick without a contract in place as of Wednesday was Tennessee's Taylor Lewan. 

- Will Green


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