Cleveland finished ninth in the league against the pass last season, but that isn't stopping the Browns from re-imagining their frisky secondary.
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NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Tuesday afternoon that Whitner agreed to a four-year deal worth $28 million.
Whitner, the No. 47 player on our top 101 free agent list, is a bone-crushing backstop who grew up in Cleveland and played his college ball at Ohio State. He's started all but one regular-season game for the San Francisco 49ers over the past four seasons and would give the Browns the sixth-best safety in the NFL from last season, per Pro Football Focus. He turn 29 in July, meaning age is a concern.
Whitner alerted his homestate of the pending deal Tuesday, tweeting: