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Mr. Laz
08-10-2005, 04:10 PM
Report: Browns sign Braylon Edwards
ESPNís John Clayton reports the Cleveland Browns have reached an agreement in principle with rookie wide receiver Braylon Edwards.



Edwards and the Browns agreed to a five year deal that could reach $40 million with escalators. It includes $18.5 million in guaranteed money.


Edwards was the third pick in Aprilís draft. He set several school records during at Michigan. He caught 252 passes for 3,542 yards and 39 touchdowns during 4 years at Michigan.

vailpass
08-10-2005, 04:18 PM
You think he's too small? He sure had a hell of a Big 10 career.

Rain Man
08-10-2005, 05:53 PM
Pacman Jones is probably ticked off that Braylon's abandoning him as a fellow holdout.

DaKCMan AP
08-10-2005, 06:42 PM
Ronnie Brown should sign soon with Smith and Edwards now signed..

Scalper
08-10-2005, 06:55 PM
Braylon Edwards was the man!, in college, but i think he is going to have a tuff time with that crappy offense in cleveland. Who is there QB?/....Oh yeah Trent Dilfer!

Bob Dole
08-10-2005, 07:07 PM
Didn't the just report during the Terrell Blowens Show that while Edwards and the Browns had agreed in principle, Edwards left town without signing the contract?

milkman
08-10-2005, 07:10 PM
Didn't the just report during the Terrell Blowens Show that while Edwards and the Browns had agreed in principle, Edwards left town without signing the contract?

Yeah, they said there were some ancillary issues to be worked out.

Bob Dole
08-10-2005, 07:12 PM
Yeah, they said there were some ancillary issues to be worked out.

Then please allow Bob Dole to be the first to post:

NUTHOOKS TO LAZ!

unlurking
08-10-2005, 08:46 PM
Then please allow Bob Dole to be the first to post:

NUTHOOKS TO LAZ!
hahaha

I also heard on the report that they broke off communications, so those issues must be pretty big.

philfree
08-10-2005, 09:18 PM
Apparently he's not going to sign any time real soon.

Edwards leaves Browns camp without contractESPN.com news services


BEREA, Ohio -- Braylon Edwards came and went.

Less than three hours after arriving at Cleveland's headquarters Wednesday to apparently finalize his contract, the rookie wide receiver and his agent bolted after negotiations with the Browns broke down.

Edwards' camp disagreed with the Browns' desire to add a personal services clause to the contract, ESPN.com's John Clayton reported.

Edwards and agent Lamont Smith drove away in a three-car caravan without finishing a deal that looked all but done.

"You don't have a deal until you have a deal," said Smith, sitting in the passenger seat of an SUV driven by Edwards' father, Stan. "We're leaving Cleveland."

It all looked so positive when Edwards, the No. 3 overall draft pick from Michigan, walked into the players' entrance, escorted into the building by his mother, Malesa Plater.

At the time, the Browns were working out in the club's indoor facility, pushed inside by an afternoon thunderstorm.

About 30 minutes before Edwards' arrival, Smith showed up to presumably work through some final details of a contract he had been optimistic about completing 10 days ago.

But whatever Smith and Edwards learned during their short stay, they must not have liked.

Edwards was not available for comment. He stayed inside his vehicle, which was at the front of the entourage. Smith only stopped when reporters surrounded his car in front of the driveway leading into the team's complex.

"We were close," Smith said when asked what had gone wrong. "We just don't have an agreement on all terms."

Smith said he wasn't departing on bad terms.

"No, it's business," he said. "It's part of the process."

Smith wasn't sure when talks with the Browns would resume.

"I don't know. We'll just have to see when the club is available," he said. "We just don't have anything set yet."

Stan Edwards said he and his son were returning to Detroit, their hometown.

"We don't have an agreement," Browns spokesman Bill Bonsiewicz said. "We're still talking with them."


Bonsiewicz said Smith and the club were in contact following Edwards' departure.
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PhilFree:arrow:

Chiefnj
08-10-2005, 09:34 PM
Anyone know what a personal services clause is, and why Braylon would object to it?