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RB Nick Chubb, the No. 35 pick, signs rookie deal

“Old School” has a lot of new money.

Running back Nick Chubb, the No. 35 pick, signed his rookie contract Monday, the Browns announced.

Seven of the nine draft picks have signed.

No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield and No. 4 pick Denzel Ward are the exceptions. The highest draft picks are often the last to sign, because their deals are more expensive and complicated.

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Chubb’s four-year contract is worth approximately $7.4 million with a $3.45 million signing bonus, according to spotrac.com.

Chubb joined Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson in the backfield. He didn’t need long to impress Johnson, who nicknamed him “Old School.”

“The way he carries himself is like an old-school player,” Johnson said recently. “He doesn’t really go out there with sleeves or shells, it’s just hard-nosed football. I like it.”

Chubb started 40 games at Georgia, rushing 758 times for 4,768 yards and 44 touchdowns. He’s second in school history in rushing yards.

Chubb overcame a serious knee injury and returned to start all 15 games as a senior with 1,345 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns.

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.

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