The Browns announced Friday that they have officially signed S Larry Asante to a multi-year contract — reports say it's a four-year deal. Asante was the team's fifth-round choice (160th overall) of the 2010 draft.
A three-year letterman at the University of Nebraska, Asante started 36-of-39 games, registering 224 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and one sack.
In PFW's 2010 Draft Preview, PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki wrote that the 6-0, 210-pound Asante "has some limitations in coverage but has starter-quality traits as a run defender in the box and could excel with good coaching if schemed to conceal his coverage deficiencies."
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