Amid the fireworks sparked by free agency this evening marking the start of a new league year for the NFL, the first former Cleveland Browns free agent has officially made his way to another team.
According to reports by ESPN's Adam Caplan and Adam Schefter, cornerback Buster Skrine is expected to be signing with the New York Jets.
Having agreed to terms with the club, the move is merely pending a physical.
Former Browns CB Buster Skrine expected to sign with Jets, per me and @caplannfl.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2015
Additional reports indicated that Skrine's contract is worth a total of $25 million over four years, with $13 million guaranteed.
Skrine, a fifth-round pick by Cleveland in 2011, was among one of the more notable unrestricted free agents of the Browns' this offseason.
Although, the team remained mostly noncommittal toward the 25-year-old corner, only looking to bring him back if the "price was right." This sort of contract was more than likely beyond GM Ray Farmer's appraisal of Skrine's value to the Browns.
Over the course of his career, he'd been tasked with increasingly more playing time, eventually earning the full-time starting role at RCB across from Joe Haden in 2013 and '14. At over $6 million per year, it's reasonable to expect Skrine to start in New York.