According to reports this evening on Cleveland radio, Browns WR Dennis Northcutt will remain bound to the team through the 2006 season.
WTAM's Mike Trivassano told listeners tonight that Northcutt's agent failed to file the appropriate paperwork with the NFL to enable the receiver to void the final three years of his deal with the Browns.
Northcutt signed a six-year contract with the Browns in 2000, when he was the initial pick in the second round of the draft. His contract called for a $1.53 million signing bonus and salaries which gradually increased each year. The final three years of the contract, however, were voidable if Northcutt attained certain performance targets.
Northcutt was expected to be in high demand as a free agent and could potentially lose millions of dollars if he is unable to void the final three years. The Kansas City Cheifs, among other teams, were expected to vie for Northcutt's services.
No Agency for Northcutt?