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.
Earlier Thursday it was reported that Bengals left tackle Whitworth is signing a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams.
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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.