The agent for Browns No. 1 pick Joe Haden said he expects his cllient to be signed in time for the start of training camp later this month.
"We've been in contact with the Browns and expect to begin negotiating next week,'' said agent Malik Shareef. "Our main objective is to get Joe in camp on time so he can perform to the best of his abilities. A holdout would not be in anyone's best interests.''
Haden, the No. 7 overall pick out of Florida, worked with the first- and second-teams during organized team activities and minicamp. He will compete with Sheldon Brown for a starting spot opposite Eric Wright, but figures to play a key role in sub-defenses.