Last Thursday the Cleveland Browns signed their first round pick and former Michigan standout Braylon Edwards to a five-year deal. Edwards had been holding out and missed 22 practices — 18 of them full-squad.
The third overall pick in April’s NFL Draft, Edwards ended his career at Michigan by winning the Biletnikoff Award, given to college football’s annual award to the nation’s best receiver.
He set single-season school records with his 97 catches for 1,330 yards and 15 touchdowns. None of those touchdowns were as important as his game-winning one against rival Michigan State in the third overtime of Michigan’s come-from-behind win last October.
Edwards is expected to fully participate in team practices today.
“I’ve been really anxious to get back on the football field,” Edwards said. “The main thing now is its over with.”
The Browns will take on the Detroit Lions Saturday in their next preseason game.