March 3, 2007

Browns Bag Steinbach

For the second consecutive year, the Cleveland Browns signed the highest rated offensive lineman in the pool of available NFL free agents, getting Eric Steinbach to sign a seven-year contract worth $49 million. Steinbach was to have visited Tampa Bay after coming to Cleveland, but GM Phil Savage wouldn't let him get out of town without a deal.

There has been no confirmation of the rumors that before leaving town Steinbach was fitted for heavy-duty knee braces by the Browns organization, and had his motorcycle confiscated by the team.

PD story

Also visiting the Browns on Friday were several lower-profile free agents, including outside linebacker Antwan Peek, defensive end Kenyon Coleman and defensive tackle Ron Edwards. The Browns are also interested in former Eagles cornerback Rod Hood, who will visit Cleveland Saturday.

UPDATE 3/3: Browns sign Antwan Peek.

Posted by dan at March 3, 2007 1:40 AM