Citing a league source, Pro Football Talk reported early Thursday that the Browns have agreed to a three-year deal with defensive back Dimitri Patterson.
Per Pro Football Talk's Twitter account:
Dimitri Patterson agrees to terms on a three-year deal with the Browns, per league source.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 15, 2012
Patterson, a nickel back, played in 14 games for Cleveland last season, tallying 28 total tackles. With the Eagles in 2010, he played 16 games and had four interceptions.
Patterons' new deal is reportedly worth up to $16 million, with $6 million guaranteed. The deal comes on the heels of former Browns running back Peyton Hillis signing a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The 5-10, 200-pound Patterson was undrafted coming out of Tuskegee in 2005. He then bounced around the league, playing for Washington, Minnesota, Kansas City and Philadelphia before landing in Cleveland prior to last season.