Total Access Pass and join Dave (along with Ron and Art) in the Chat Room at 9PM tonight to get his impressions from today's events in Berea!"> Total Access Pass and join Dave (along with Ron and Art) in the Chat Room at 9PM tonight to get his impressions from today's events in Berea!">

Faine Signs Seven-Year Deal

As David Carducci indicated in an earlier report, Jeff Faine was getting close to signing. It's official now, Faine has signed a seven year deal with the Browns. <P>Here are more contract details and updates on the progress with lower-round picks from Dave in Berea. Grab your <A HREF="https://secure.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=149&p=6">Total Access Pass</A> and join Dave (along with Ron and Art) in the Chat Room at 9PM tonight to get his impressions from today's events in Berea!

Reports from Berea are that Faine's deal is a "technically" a seven-year deal, but have two voidable years on the end of the contract based on team performance and playing time. It is believed that the options will be relatively easy to hit, making it (for all intents-and-purposes) a five-year deal. The seven year arrangement allows the team to spread out the cap impact of the signing bonus for now, however.

The Browns have also sent two new proposals to Chris Crocker and Michael Lehan, and have admitted that a deal is somewhat further away on Chaun Thompson.

The Browns also had harsh words for the agent of sixth-round pick Antonio Garay. The team suggested that they are not getting the cooperation that they wanted from Garay's agent, and resultingly aren't moving quickly on that deal.

The team is holding fast to its desire to have all picks sign five-year contracts. A source within the organization has told BerniesInsiders.com that "if the picks don't sign a five-year deal, they won't be playing this year".

More on this story as it develops...


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