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Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert signs his rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns Published: July 23, 2014

Browns first-round pick Justin Gilbert won't miss a beat in trying beat out veteran Buster Skrine for the starting cornerback job opposite Pro Bowler Joe Haden.

Gilbert, the No. 8 overall pick out of Oklahoma State, signed his four-year deal Wednesday, rookie reporting day, and avoided losing any ground in the competition.

The deal, which includes an option for a fifth year, is worth $12,833,502, according to It includes a $7,653,456 signing bonus and $12,833,502 in total guarantees. The deal averages $3,208,376.

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