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Two more rookies agree to terms

By Marla Ridenour Published: July 14, 2009

Browns rookie inside linebacker Kaluka Maiava agreed to terms of a four-year contract with the Browns, his agent Ken Zuckerman confirmed Tuesday.

According to the Orange and Brown Report, the value of Maiava's deal was just under $2.5 million.

ESPN.com reported that cornerback Don Carey, a sixth-round pick from Norfolk State, has also agreed to terms of a four-year contract.

Maiava, 6-foot and 229 pounds, was drafted in the fourth round out of USC. He was excused from the Browns' mandatory minicamp in June for what coach Eric Mangini deemed ''a personal issue.'' Overshadowed by fellow linebackers Brian Cushing, Rey Maualuga and Clay Matthews Jr. with the Trojans, Maiava is expected to be a key special teams contributor in 2009.

Carey, 5-foot-11 and 192 pounds, had academic scholarship offers from Yale, Michigan, Colgate and Lehigh, but couldn't afford to go to Yale. His lone football offer came from Norfolk State, where he is four credits shy of a degree in building construction technology with a minor in architectural drafting. He's already impressed the coaching staff with his dedication to studying the game.

According to Profootballtalk.com, running back James Davis, 5-foot-11, 218 pounds, a sixth-round pick from Clemson, agreed to terms of a four-year, $1.85 million deal late last week.

The Browns had eight picks in the April draft.

The Browns have not made any announcements regarding rookie contracts and have not begun negotiations with at least three of their top four picks, sources said Tuesday afternoon. Rookies are scheduled to report on July 24, a week ahead of the veterans.

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