Browns reach deal with guard Kelvin Garmon

Updated: March 23, 2004, 8:08 PM ET

BEREA, Ohio -- Guard Kelvin Garmon agreed to terms on a three-year contract Tuesday with the Cleveland Browns, the team's first offseason move to improve its offensive line.

Garmon is the first lineman the Browns have added in free agency after losing starters Shaun O'Hara and Barry Stokes, who both signed with the New York Giants.

The 6-foot-2, 350-pound Garmon started all 16 games last year at left guard for San Diego. A seventh-round draft pick by Dallas in 1999, Garmon was traded to the Chargers in 2002 after making five starts for the Cowboys that season.

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