Oct 28, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns guard John Greco (77) during a game against the San Diego Chargers at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Cleveland won 7-6. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns sign Guard John Greco


The Cleveland Browns and offensive guard John Greco have agree’d to a 5 year contract.

The contract has a max worth of $13 million if he is able to maintain a starting job. If Greco plays as well as he did in 2012, it’s a steal for the Cleveland Browns, who also protected themselves by making the deal worth around $6 million over the course of 5 seasons if he loses his starting job.

Just $3 million of the pact is actually guaranteed as Greco is expected to be the Browns starting left guard this season. He took over last season after Jason Pinkston contracted blood clots in his lungs. Greco finished the year with 10 solid starts last season, as he was a part of rookie Trent Richardson’s franchise rookie rushing record of 950 yards.

Also helping another rookie, quarterback Brandon Weeden pass for a franchise record 3,385 yards. Greco is the first veteran entering his final season under contract to receive an extension from the new Cleveland Brown’s regime.

He isn’t guaranteed a starting job by first-year coach Rob Chudzinski, he needs to win it first. So the money that dangles in front of his face should be motivation to win and hold that starting job.

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