Trent Richardson Close To Deal With Cleveland Browns, According To Report

According to a report by Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cleveland Browns and first-round draft selection Trent Richardson are close to coming to terms on an entry-level contract. Richardson was selected with the No. 3 overall pick in June's Entry draft.

With Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin already under contract with the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins, respectively, Richardson remains the highest pick in the 2012 Draft yet to sign with his team.

According to the report, Richardson and the Browns are ready to sign the papers (he is already in Cleveland), they merely need to resolve one outstanding issue.

Via The Cleveland Plain Dealer:

The only outstanding issue is the offset language that the Browns would like in the contract. Such language would prevent them from having to pay the full guaranteed amount in the event Richardson signs with another team.

Richardson is expected to sign a contract worth $20 million guaranteed with a $13 million signing bonus. With training camp set to open this weekend, team president Tom Heckert has already stated that he expects Richardson to be ready for camp.

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