The Browns on Thursday agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent OL Kevin Zeitler.
"Our approach was to be very targeted heading into free agency," said Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown. "Dan Saganey, Glenn Cook and our pro personnel staff did an outstanding job working with our coaches to identify players that fit our scheme. Chris Cooper was great about finding common ground in working on the contracts. The free agency process is a collaborative effort and we are excited to add these three players to our roster, as we feel they match the identity of the team we are trying to build."
Zeitler is 6-4, 315 pounds and entering his seventh NFL season out of Wisconsin. Originally selected by Cincinnati in the first round of the 2012 draft, Zeitler has appeared in 72 games with 71 starts, all at right guard. He helped the Bengals to two division titles and four postseason appearances. Zeitler helped open holes for the Bengals to record 79 rushing touchdowns since 2012, the fourth most in the NFL during that span. Last season he started all 16 games and was the only Bengal to play every offensive snap.
"I think Kevin is one of the premier right guards in football," said Jackson. "I've spent time with him before in Cincinnati. I believe he's going to be a really good football player for us at a position of need, and I think he'll do a great job."