The Browns have informed us that second-round selection Sean Jones has signed a five-year deal with the team.
The news comes as somewhat of a surprise as earlier reports indicated that the team had not made much progress with the Georgia safety. However, word first came from WKYC today that Jones had been inked. The Browns told us a little over an hour ago that the story was incorrect, but with this new development WKYC's earlier report appears to have been on the money.
Jones tore an ACL during the team's quarterback school, a development which set back the team's hopes to create competition at the free safety position and potentially improve their run defense. Despite the injury, the Browns vowed to negotiate with Jones in good faith, and have apparently provided Jones and his agent, Pat Dye, with a contract that meets their approval.
Like all other picks except for OT Kirk Chambers, the Browns have signed all rookies once more to five-year contracts.