|Browns sign seventh-round pick DL Pittman|
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|Wednesday, 18 July 2007 12:44|
Pittman, who played his final two seasons at LSU, was selected in the seventh round with the 213th overall pick by the Browns. The 6-foot-5, 273-pounder made 24 starts for the Tigers after transferring from Texas. He finished with 61 tackles - 14.5 for loss - and 8 1/2 sacks.
Pittman started 13 games last season at right end.
The Browns, who took seven players in April's draft, are hoping to avoid a contract holdout with offensive tackle Joe Thomas (No. 3 overall) and quarterback Brady Quinn (No. 22) before training camp begins next week. However, top picks have been slow to sign this summer, making a holdout possible.