The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting this afternoon that John St. Clair has agreed to a three-year contract with the Cleveland Browns for $9 million. The agreement follows the team's release of RT Kevin Shaffer, a story reported first on the Orange and Brown Report.
The OBR can report exclusively that Browns continued to discuss bringing Shaffer back to the team over the last week, but remained far apart with last year's starting right tackle. After having a similar offer rejected by Shaffer, the Browns turned their attention to St. Clair. The veteran tackle quickly reached agreement following a frustrating negotiation process with the Bears.