Barkevious Mingo's NFL debut has been delayed.
CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns signed linebacker Barkevious Mingo to a four-year contract, with a fifth-year club option, the team announced on Sunday.
The organization now has all of its 2013 draft selections under contract.
Mingo, a 6-4, 240-pound rookie from Louisiana State, was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. He appeared in 40 LSU games from 2010-12, with 15 starts, and recorded 119 career tackles, 15 sacks, 11 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
In his final collegiate season, as a junior, he appeared in all 13 games with 10 starts, and totaled 38 tackles, 4.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. In 2011, he registered 46 tackles, one forced fumble and eight sacks, which tied for eighth on LSU's all-time single-season list. A native West Monroe, La., he graduated from West Monroe High School.
Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo returned to practice in a limited role, a significant step in his recovery from a bruised lung.
Cleveland's rookie linebacker remains sidelined with a bruised lung, a "freakish" injury he believes he sustained on the opening kickoff of last week's exhibition against Detroit.
Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo will undergo further medical tests on a bruised lung, an injury that caused him to spit up blood during an exhibition game last week.
There seemed to be four guys wearing No. 51 for the Browns in their exhibition opener.