Reporting Daryl Ruiter
BEREA (92.3 The Fan) - The Cleveland Browns’ top two draft picks remain unsigned but as of now there doesn’t appear to be much of a need to worry.
Running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Brandon Weeden are waiting for a few domino’s to fall first.
Both players spoke Friday during the NFL’s Play 60 football clinic hosted by the Browns at their training facility in Berea, OH.
“What’s the politically correct answer here?” Weeden joked when asked for an update on talks with the Browns. “I wish it was done, but I don’t know. It’ll get done. We’re working. It takes two sides, though.”
Weeden remains confident his deal will get done before training camp.
“I hope so,” Weeden said. “I don’t want that $30,000 fine.”
Weeden shouldn’t have to worry about the fine since it only applies to players who are under contract. Nonetheless he understands the importance of getting to camp on time.
As for Richardson not much has changed.
He’s ready to sign – that is after Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III do.
“For me, I think I’m really just waiting on one and two to get done,” Richardson said. “Then when the big guys get done, I can sign.”
The majority of first round picks, including the top eight picks in April’s draft remain unsigned.
Weeden, Richardson and the rest of the rookies report for training camp on July 24 with the first practice set for July 28.