The Browns signed linebacker Genard Avery to his four-year rookie contract on Monday.

Avery, a fifth-round draft pick (No. 150 overall) from the University of Memphis, is the fourth member of the team's nine-man 2018 draft class to finalize his contract. Offensive lineman Austin Corbett (second round), wide receiver Damion Ratley (sixth round) and cornerback Simeon Thomas (sixth round) have signed, too.

Avery's four-year deal is worth about $2.695 million, including an estimated signing bonus of $280,060, according to the contract tracking website Spotrac.com.

At Memphis, Avery started 34 of his 50 career games and finished second on the program's tackles for loss list with 45.5 and third on its sacks list with 21.5. He compiled 232 tackles, seven pass breakups, two interceptions that he returned for touchdowns, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

During the Browns' recent rookie minicamp, Avery practiced at weakside linebacker, but he knows special teams will likely be his calling card early in his NFL career.

"I love it," Avery said of playing special teams. "In college, I did it a lot, so, here, it's the quickest way you can make a roster, and I'm going to take full advantage of it because this is what I really want to do and be a part of something special. It's the quickest way to do it. "