CLEVELAND (AP) -The Cleveland Browns signed rookie defensive lineman Chase Pittman to a four-year contract Wednesday, making him the first of the club's draft picks to agree to a deal.
Pittman, who played his final two seasons at LSU, was selected in the seventh round with the 213th overall pick by the Browns. The 6-foot-5, 273-pounder made 24 starts for the Tigers after transferring from Texas. He finished with 61 tackles - 14.5 for loss - and 8 1/2 sacks.
Pittman started 13 games last season at right end.