Browns sign Texas A&M's Myles Garrett, 1st overall pick

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The Cleveland Browns signed rookie defensive lineman Myles Garrett, the organization announced Friday.

As for the details of the deal, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reports Garrett will receive $30.4 million guaranteed with a signing bonus of $20.25 million. All first-round contracts include a team option for the fifth year.

Garrett joins DL Larry Ogunjobi (third round), DB Howard Wilson (fourth round), OL Rod Johnson (fifth round), K Zane Gonzalez (seventh round) and RB Matthew Dayes (seventh round) under contract with the team. Remaining unsigned are safety/kick returner Jabrill Peppers, tight end David Njoku, quarterback DeShone Kizer and defensive tackle Caleb Brantley.

The Browns selected Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft after his three-year standout career with the Texas A&M Aggies. A Renaissance man off the field who writes poetry and loves the work of Maya Angelou, the Browns are hoping he provides a reawakening of their sluggish defense.

In 34 games at Texas A&M, Garrett registered 32.5 sacks, 141 tackles, and seven forced fumbles.

The Browns' 26 sacks tied for the second fewest in the National Football League last season.

"Did you see that guy come off the edge that one time today?"

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