It’s not quite Trumaine Johnson or Bashaud Breeland, but the Cleveland Browns have found their free agent cornerback. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the team is going to sign CB Terrance Mitchell to a 3-year, $12 million deal.
Former Chiefs’ CB Terrance Mitchell intends to sign a 3-year, $12 million deal with the Cleveland Browns, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2018
The former 7th round pick is only 25 years old and has bounced around several teams. He was with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2016-2017, so GM John Dorsey has some knowledge on him. Mitchell started a career-high 9 games last year and had 4 interceptions.
At this point in time, I don’t think of Mitchell as having a guaranteed big role with the team. The team might prefer him over CB Jamar Taylor — we’ll find that out if Taylor goes on the chopping block this weekend. Or, Mitchell could be the team’s fourth cornerback, and a guy who can step in to the starting lineup when needed (or start next year when CB Jason McCourty’s contract is up).