Report: Zeitler signs record-breaking deal with Browns


Report: Zeitler signs record-breaking deal with Browns

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GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 22: Guard Kevin Zeitler #68 of the Cincinnati Bengals in action during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 22, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Bengals 34-31. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

First Andrew Whitworth, and now Kevin Zeitler.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Zeitler is leaving the Cincinnati Bengals to sign a record-breaking deal with the Cleveland Browns worth $60 m million over five years.

Free-agent deals cannot be officially announced until the NFL new league year begins at 4 p.m.

Zeitler’s signing reunites him with former offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, who is heading into his second year as Browns head coach.

According to Schefter, Zeitler is guaranteed $31.5 million of his $60 million contract, which makes him the highest-paid guard in the NFL.

A first-round pick of the Bengals in 2012, Zeitler made $8.1 million in 2016 after the Bengals picked up his fifth-year option.

He played all 1,087 snaps in 2016 and has started 40 consecutive games and 71 overall since the Bengals selected him with the 27th overall pick in 2012.

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