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Report: Browns agree to contracts with second-round picks Jabaal Sheard, Greg Little

By Nate Ulrich Published: July 28, 2011

The Browns have reached contract agreements with second-round picks Jabaal Sheard and Greg Little, Aaron Wilson of National Football Post reported today.

Sheard, a defensive end out of the University of Pittsburgh, has agreed to a $5.09 million deal that includes a $2.2 million bonus. Little, a wide receiver from the University of North Carolina, has agreed to a $3.32 million deal that includes a $920,000 bonus. The new labor deal stipulates that rookies drafted in the second through seventh rounds must receive four-year contracts.

The Browns selected Sheard, pictured to the left, with the 37th overall pick. He and defensive tackle Phil Taylor, the Browns' first-round selection in this year's draft, could become immediate starters in defensive coordinator Dick Jauron's 4-3 scheme.

Little, the 59th overall selection, is expected to be well suited for coach Pat Shurmur's West Coast offense. Shurmur said he believes Little has the potential to develop into a No. 1 receiver.

Sheard and Little are clients of agent Drew Rosenhaus' agency. The same goes for Pitt offensive lineman Jason Pinkston (fifth-round pick, 150th overall). Like Little, Pinkston recently announced via Twitter that his rookie contract has been agreed upon.

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