Suggs Signs, Josiah Goes

Looks like ESPN's suggestion that Lee Suggs was going to sit out all season was off the mark. The Browns today signed Suggs to one of those five-year deals, and said goodbye to Michael Josiah to make room on the roster. Here's the press release from the team.

Here is the press release from the Browns on today's transactions:


The Cleveland Browns announced today the club has come to terms with fourth round draft choice RB Lee Suggs. Suggs, the 115th overall selection in the 2003 NFL Draft, agreed to terms on a five-year contract and should report to training camp on Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Suggs (6-0, 205, Virginia Tech) is rehabbing a shoulder injury suffered in the off-season and his status for the 2003 season is unknown. Suggs finished his career at Virginia Tech with 535 carries for 2,767 yards and 53 touchdowns and also added 15 receptions for 171 yards and three TDs. His 53 scores on the ground set Big East Conference and Virginia Tech school records for rushing touchdowns.

To make room for Suggs on the training camp roster, the Browns released LB Michael Josiah. Josiah (6-4, 245, Louisville) was signed by Cleveland last season as an undrafted rookie free agent and spent the entire year on the reserve-injured list with a shoulder injury.

The Browns continue with preseason action this Friday, August 15 with a nationally televised match-up against the Green Bay Packers. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. (ET) on CBS-TV.

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