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Robiskie agrees to terms

By Marla Ridenour Published: July 30, 2009

All eight Browns draft choices are now in the fold as receiver Brian Robiskie agreed to terms of a four-year contract, his agent Joel Segal confirmed Thursday night.

Further terms were not disclosed.

Robiskie, the 36th overall pick from Ohio State. will report with the veterans today and take part in the first two practices of training camp Saturday.

''He's looking forward to being there on time and excited to start playing ball,'' Segal said.

Rookies began orientation a week ago, but several agents did not regard that as the true reporting date. As of last Saturday, the Browns had not contacted Robiskie, a source said.

The son of long-time NFL assistant and former Browns interim coach Terry Robiskie is expected to compete for the No. 2 receiver spot opposite Braylon Edwards.

After selecting Brian Robiskie, general manager George Kokinis said the Browns considered Robiskie the most polished receiver in the draft.

''This kid has been well schooled and he went to a big-time university and was well coached there,'' Kokinis said in April. ''So he comes in a little bit ahead in my mind than some of the younger receivers in the draft. He understands it and he’s grown up with it. That’s important when you’re making the transition from college to pro. I think that was the consensus of all our scouts.

''Does he run a 4.3 like (Darrius) Heyward-Bey? No. But yet he gets separation because he does the subtle things as a route-runner. He knows when to break down and come out of it, he knows how to position his body to shield off the defenders.''

A finalist for the 2008 Draddy Award, considered college football's academic Heisman, Robiskie spent three years as a ball boy while his father coached in Cleveland and he attended Chagrin Falls High School.


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