Two Down, One To Go

UPDATE: Browns reach agreement with LT Joe Thomas, the team's first round selection (third overall) pick. As reported first on the OBR, second-round pick Eric Wright will also officially sign tomorrow.

UPDATE 11:31PM: The Browns have sent the Orange and Brown Report a press release confirming our earlier story that Thomas and Wright have agreed to contracts. It's official!

UPDATE 10:27PM: A Browns source has informed The OBR that the club and the representation for third-overall pick Joe Thomas have reached agreement on a contract. Along with Eric Wright, Thomas will put ink to paper tomorrow morning/afternoon and will be on the field tomorrow afternoon for the first practice of training camp.

On the eve of training camp 2007, the Browns have signed one their remaining unsigned draft picks, and are closing in on a deal with another, The OBR has learned.

Eric Wright's father, Talim, has informed The OBR that the second-round cornerback reached an agreement on a contract a couple of hours ago and will be in Berea for the start of camp tomorrow.

The senior Wright said that his son was happy to be signed and is anxious to get to camp and get the football season started.

While the total value of the contract is not known, it's believed that the corner received a signing bonus in the neighborhood of $1.5 million.

Additionally, Talim Wright tells The OBR that Joe Thomas, the third-overall pick who is represented by his son's agent Peter Shaffer, is not yet signed but is expected to ink a deal before the start of camp tomorrow.

A Browns source has confirmed that Thomas is not yet under contract, but stated that the two sides "are extremely close to reaching a deal and it would be a huge surprise if (Thomas) were not in camp from the get-go.  It would take something catastrophic for him not to be here."

That would leave Brady Quinn as the only unsigned pick, and the same source says that the club is closing in on an agreement with the Notre Dame quarterback, but that "it's not realistic to expect him to be in camp on time."


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