Cleveland native Donte Whitner signed with the Browns today as their new safety. He replaces Pro Bowler T.J. Ward, who joined the Denver Broncos on a busy first day of free agency.
Whitner has been a Pro Bowler himself for the past two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He signed a four-year, $28 million contract, according to the Plain Dealer.
The Cleveland newspaper also reported that the Browns signed Arizona Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby to a four-year, $24 million deal. He will replace D'Qwell Jackson, who was cut by the Browns and joined the Indianapolis Colts.
The Browns also inked a four-year deal with wide receiver Andrew Hawkins, but that's not final because the Cincinnati Bengals will have a chance to match the offer.
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