Dec 29, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner (31) reacts against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Cleveland Browns set to sign Donte Whitner at $7 mil per year for four years


The Cleveland Browns are one team that’s had their name thrown into the hat for a lot of players this free agency period, but according to Ian Rapoport, they’re close to signing 49ers defensive back Donte Whitner to a deal that would be worth in the area of $7 million per season for four years.


As it becomes more and more clear that T.J. Ward won’t be returning to the team, the move to sign Whitner makes perfect sense.

As early as Tuesday morning, NFL.com reported that the move was very close to happening and now with a contract number out there, it should only be a matter of time before this gets done and the paper is signed.

Set to turn 29 this summer, the Browns would be getting one of the best safeties in the NFL right as he’s hitting the prime of his career and would add validity to a defense that, quite frankly, wasn’t all that bad in 2013.

 

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