Former Ohio State linebacker Andrew Sweat signed a three-year contract with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent, but was a no-show for rookie mini-camp on Friday and will not pursue an NFL career, Bill Rabinowitz of the Columbus Post-Dispatch reports.
In 39 career games as Buckeye, the 6-foot-1, 238-pound Sweat totaled 133 tackles, including nine tackles for loss, with three interceptions, four passes defensed and five forced fumbles. Sweat missed time as a sophomore with a knee injury that required surgery, a concussion during his junior season, and a concussion and elbow injury late in 2011.
A three-time Academic All-Big Ten has a degree in finance and was accepted to five law schools, Rabinowitz adds.
According to a league source, Sweat had signed a three-year contract with the Browns that included a $3,000 signing bonus.