Browns Sign Caleb Brantley

The Browns announced Friday that they have signed sixth-round defensive lineman Caleb Brantley, the seventh member of their 10-player draft class to ink his rookie deal.

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Caleb Brantley (Vertical)

While most low-round selections aren’t particularly noteworthy, that’s not the case with Brantley. Soon after the Browns used the 185th pick on the ex-Florida Gator, general manager Sashi Brown acknowledged that Brantley might not play a down for the team. At the time, Brantley was facing an assault charge for an incident that occurred in Gainesville, Fla., last month. Brantley was alleged to have punched a woman in a bar, causing dental injuries, but the charge against him was dropped Wednesday on account of “insufficient evidence,” and it turns out he was actually defending himself against an assault.

Now that he’s officially a member of the Browns, Brantley could prove to be a late-round steal for the club. Brantley had the potential to go as high as Round 2 before his legal troubles, after all, and Lance Zierlein of NFL.com wrote prior to the draft that he has the talent to become a “defensive force.”

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  1. crazysull

    I am pulling for the Browns, they have a scary front of Ogbah Garrett Shelton and Brantley. I have to say In a few years the Browns rebuild will finally be complete and they will no longer be the laughing stock of the NFL, being replaced of course by the Bears who will join the 49ers as the worst team in football. If the Cubs could complete their rebuild and win a championship, so can the Browns and I think they are closer to that goal than they think

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    • sufferfortribe
      sufferfortribe

      Don’t forget Ogunjobi, who may start ahead of Brantley. Add in the kid from Penn State, and for once they have solid depth on the d-line.
      Oh, and thank you for your comment. I’m so used to Browns bashing that it’s nice to hear the alternative.

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  2. haydenjones099

    The Browns look like they have some nice depth on the d-line for once. That’s definitely a good step in the right direction for the rebuild.

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