Cowboys sign Morris Claiborne; Browns close to deal for Trent Richardson

Tuesday July 24th, 2012

Morris Claiborne, left, signed with the Dallas Cowboys. Trent Richardson is close to a deal with the Cleveland Browns. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys reached a deal with cornerback Morris Claiborne, according to a story on the team's website.

Dallas traded up to the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft to take Claiborne out of LSU. The four-year deal is worth $16.4 million and includes a $10.3 million signing bonus.'s Gregg Rosenthal reports that Claiborne, who had missed workouts while recovering from surgery on his wrist, has been cleared to play. He is expected to compete for a starting spot.

Running back Trent Richardson, the No. 3 pick in the draft, is also reportedly close to an agreement with the Cleveland Browns.

Plain Dealer reported that Richardson is in Cleveland
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