UPDATE 11:09 A.M. The Browns and offensive lineman Ryan Tucker have reached an agreement on a four-year, $8.8 million contract that includes a $2.6 million signing bonus, The Insiders has learned.
Tucker has played all three offensive line positions during his five seasons in the NFL, but is tentatively penciled in as a tackle with Cleveland.
However, if the Browns continue their pursuit of Victor Riley and sign the right tackle -- which seems to be a real possibility -- then Tucker would be shifted to guard.
Despite television reports coming out of Cleveland that offensive lineman Ryan Tucker of the St. Louis Rams had been inked to a contract late last night, a deal for the free agent has yet to be officially reached, The Insiders has learned.
However, Tucker's agent, Joe Colletta, told The Insiders just moments ago that the two sides had reached an agreement in principle on an undisclosed four-year contract. Coletta refused to divulge the financial details of the agreement, which he said is "imminent" and "hopes will be officially signed at some point today."
"We have a tentative agreement with the Browns, and hope to have something done at some point today. We're working toward that end, but still have a little work to do," Colletta said.