Berea, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Browns have signed long snapper
Christian Yount to a new five-year contract that will run through the 2017
season, the team announced Tuesday.
Yount, who was scheduled to be a restricted free agent at the conclusion of
the upcoming season, has served as the Browns' long snapper for the team's
last 21 games since joining Cleveland in November of 2011. The 25-year-old has
added four tackles on special teams over that stretch.
"Christian has proven that he's a reliable contributor," said Browns head
coach Rob Chudzinski. "He's an important cog at an often undervalued position.
We're happy to have him on our team."
Yount broke into the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Tampa Bay in 2011 and
participated in five games with the Buccaneers that season.
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