The Browns are adding a cornerback, just not the big name many people expected.
Kansas City’s Terrance Mitchell plans to sign a three-year, $12 million contract with the Browns, ESPN reported Wednesday morning.
Mitchell, 25, was a seventh-round pick of the Cowboys in 2014. He’s played for three teams and started 11 of 30 games.
Browns general manager John Dorsey acquired him in 2016 when he held the same role with the Chiefs. In two years in Kansas City, Mitchell (5-foot-11, 192 pounds) started 11 of 22 games, including nine of 15 in 2017, when he had four interceptions, 18 passes defensed and 47 tackles.
The Browns agreed Friday to a trade for Packers defensive back Damarious Randall but intend to play him at safety, so the need at cornerback remains.
Three of the top available free agents reportedly agreed to deals with other teams Tuesday. Trumaine Johnson of the Los Angeles Rams will sign with the Jets for about $15 million a year, New England’s Malcolm Butler is headed to the Titans for five years and $61 million and Washington’s Bashaud Breeland will join the Panthers on a three-year, $24 million deal.
Mitchell joins Jason McCourty, Jamar Taylor and Briean Boddy-Calhoun on Cleveland’s depth chart. The Browns are still in the market for a No. 1 cornerback in the draft.