Update: According to Adam Schefter the Browns have signed Frostee Rucker to a 5-year $21 million deal with about $8 million guaranteed. I predicted on Twitter that Rucker wouldn’t get much more than $2 million per year. We won’t know what the breakdown will look like for a while, but it seems like I might have been a bit low. Still, it sounds like there will be a lot of incentives and bonus types of provisions in his deal with a gap of $13 million between stated value and guaranteed dollars.
O.K. we finally have enough info to report something about Frostee Rucker. It might have been accurate in hindsight, but all I had was a Twitter rumor from a guy who allegedly knows Frostee Rucker’s girlfriend’s best friend. No. I am not kidding. Welcome to the modern age of social media.
Anyway, Joe Reedy of The Enquirer is finally reporting that Frostee Rucker and the Browns could be wrapped up by the end of the day. He is, in fact, meeting with the team.
Frostee Rucker appears to be a decent upgrade for Jayme Mitchell to play opposite Jabaal Sheard. It also sounds like the kind of guy who will come at a real value. Rucker had a decent season with four sacks. He is in his sixth season out of USC and he is 6’3″ 280 pounds and 28 years old.
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