Greco gearing up with Browns

From Boardman to training camp in Berea, it’s been quite a journey for Browns’ lineman John Greco. The former Spartan was recently rewarded for his hard work with a five-year contract extension that will reportedly pay him $13 million if he earns a starting job.

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“It’s big, but contract aside, it’s every year you want to be the starter,” Greco said. “It’s just in the back on my mind. I don’t want to lose out on an opportunity. Right now, I’m just focusing on learning the playbook and getting ready for our first game.”

Originally a third round pick of the Rams back in 2008, Greco was a disappointment. In fact, he made just four starts in three seasons. A Saint Louis newspaper recently listed him at number twenty of the fifty worst draft picks in Rams’ history. It’s experience that fuels his motivation now.

“It makes me more focused that I can prove that I can play any position and do it effectively,” he said.

His big break with the Browns came last season, when fellow offensive lineman Jason Pinkston was lost for the season with blood clots. Greco seized the moment, making a career-high ten starts, solidifying himself as a significant building block for a new era of Browns football.

“Everyone has a great attitude right now, and there’s a big energy right now, and there’s a chemistry being formed around the team. I think it’s gonna be great for us,” Greco added.

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