Sport Top dollar: Browns sign Myles Garrett, 1st overall pick

22:52  19 may  2017
22:52  19 may  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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CLEVELAND — Top overall draft pick Myles Garrett has signed his rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns . Garrett ’s four-year deal is worth an estimated .4 million and includes a .3 million guaranteed signing bonus.

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Browns number one pick defensive lineman Myles Garrett inked his deal with the team.© Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Browns number one pick defensive lineman Myles Garrett inked his deal with the team.

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Myles Garrett's first sack as a pro is filled with money.

The No. 1 overall pick in last month's NFL draft, Garrett signed his four-year rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns, who gave the speedy defensive end an estimated $30.4 million package that includes a $20.3 million guaranteed signing bonus.

One week after displaying his dazzling skills at the team's rookie minicamp, Garrett got the business side of things out of the way by signing his deal Friday.

The Browns posted a video on Twitter of the former Texas A&M All-American filling out the contract's paperwork while Seal's "Kiss From A Rose" played in the background. The Browns are counting on Garrett, whose outside interests include writing poetry and paleontology, to energize their turnaround. Cleveland went 1-15 last season, has had just two winnings seasons since its 1999 expansion reboot and hasn't been to the playoffs in 15 years.

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Blessed with a running back's burst, Garrett recorded 32 sacks in three seasons for the Aggies. He was limited by a sprained ankle last season but still played at a dominant level, and the Browns didn't pass up the chance to take him in a draft loaded with defensive talent.

Garrett was impressive during the club's rookie minicamp, showing off his ability to blow past blockers and pressure quarterbacks.

"Did you see that guy come off the edge that one time?" coach Hue Jackson said following a practice. "Holy smokes. Oh my gosh. The guy has flashed and shown exactly why he was drafted where he was drafted. What we have to do is continue to let him be who he is and play the way we think he can. It is exciting to see. I haven't been around a lot of guys like him. It is fun."

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Fantasy: Sign UpFantasy: Sign Up. Power RankingsPower Rankings. The Cleveland Browns selected defensive end Myles Garrett of Texas A&M with the first overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, then added two more first -round picks via a pair of trades.

The Cleveland Browns may be considering several players with the No. 1 overall pick , but Myles Garrett remains the clear favorite. Myles Garrett entered the NFL Combine as the top overall prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft, and his performance in Indianapolis only reinforced his reputation.

Garrett has also displayed an easygoing personality and eagerness to succeed. He knows there are high expectations as the first overall pick, but he isn't hiding from them.

"I'm not worried about what people expect from me or what they think I am going to do," Garrett said. "My expectations are definitely higher than what most others have for me. I hold myself to that every single time I step on the field, whether I'm going against whoever is out there for rookie camp or if I am going against the very best or if I am just trying to learn the playbook or just being a great man in general."

Garrett caused a stir shortly after being drafted when he said he was targeting Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for his first sack. The Browns open next season against the Steelers, their longtime rival who has overpowered Cleveland in recent years.

And while Garrett's comments could fuel the Steelers, he didn't backtrack on his remarks.

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"I think that was kind of blown up, but I stand by it," Garrett said. "We are looking to get after it. Why should I be afraid of saying those kinds of things? That is what any team would say or any player would say. You are trying to make a name for yourself. You are trying to go out there and win games just like they are. They are not going to shy away from the challenge and neither are we."

With Garrett under contract, Cleveland has signed six of the 10 players the club drafted last month.

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