Browns sign Steinbach to seven-year, $49.5M deal

Updated: March 2, 2007, 9:19 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

A year ago, no one thought a guard would ever get $7 million a year but Steve Hutchinson got a seven-year, $49 million deal from the Minnesota Vikings.

Bengals guard Eric Steinbach topped Hutchinson by getting a seven-year, $49.5 million deal from the Cleveland Browns that included $17 million in guarantees. Over the first three years of the contract, he will receive $23 million.

His agent, Jack Bechta, who turned Mat McBriar of Dallas into the league's ...

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