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Caleb Brantley signs with Browns

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Defensive tackle Caleb Brantley got some good news on Wednesday when he learned that he won’t be charged with battery in Florida and he closed out his week with another positive development.

Brantley signed his four-year rookie deal with the Browns. He joins first overall pick Myles Garrett in signing on Friday and is the seventh member of the 10-player draft class to reach a deal with the team.

Brantley had 20 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles while making 22 starts at the University of Florida and his play led many to predict that he’d come off the board in the first couple of rounds this year. The battery complaint lodged against him after an altercation with a woman in Florida helped keep that from happening and left him available for Cleveland to scoop up in the sixth round.

That turn of events could wind up being a good one for the Browns defense and signing his contract leaves Brantley without further reasons to turn his focus from earning playing time during his rookie season.

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25 Responses to “Caleb Brantley signs with Browns”
  1. joemammy says: May 19, 2017 4:18 PM

    First Myles and now Caleb.

    Roethlisberger should re-think his retirement options…

  2. jacktatum32 says: May 19, 2017 4:34 PM

    Thinking the Brown are not going to rescind the pick

  3. 4512dawg4512 says: May 19, 2017 4:54 PM

    Nice! He’s gonna be a well needed addition to that defense

  4. brownsprotonator says: May 19, 2017 4:57 PM

    Mean dude – perfect for Williams.

  5. BigDaaDee says: May 19, 2017 4:58 PM

    We’re getting this stud on the cheap for 4 years. Garrett, Brantley, Sheldon and Desmond Bryant is a nasty front 4 with my guy Meder in the mix with the rookie Ogunjobi.. Looking good Dawg Pound!!

  6. stoneydog1000 says: May 19, 2017 4:59 PM

    If it’s Brown, flush it down.

  7. DawgPound83 says: May 19, 2017 5:18 PM

    That Browns Dline is gonna be NASTY in the next year or two. Brantley & Ogunjobi swapping at the 3tech, Shelton, Ogbah & Garrett. Look out AFCN!

  8. cb28031 says: May 19, 2017 5:21 PM

    Does that mean he won’t do it again?

  9. thirdistheworrd says: May 19, 2017 6:10 PM

    “Won’t be charged” doesn’t mean innocent. Roger Goodell’s stance of the misogyny and violence rampant in the league is just sickening.

  10. waynefontesismyfather says: May 19, 2017 6:35 PM

    Is he going to celebrate the signing by getting drunk and beating the crap out of someone tonight?

    Probably.

  11. ctownbrown says: May 19, 2017 6:43 PM

    thirdistheworrd says:
    May 19, 2017 6:10 PM
    “Won’t be charged” doesn’t mean innocent. Roger Goodell’s stance of the misogyny and violence rampant in the league is just sickening.

    Doesn’t mean guilty either.

  12. godhatescleveland says: May 19, 2017 6:53 PM

    Might be the best D line in Cleveland since the days of Perry, Burnett, Pleasant, and Ball

  13. PFT loves the Steelers says: May 19, 2017 7:28 PM

    Caleb Brantley- knocked a girls tooth out. No outrage.
    Jourdan Lewis- dragged girlfriend by throat. No outrage.
    Gareon Conley- facing rape charges. No outrage.
    Joe Mixon- Punched a girl. Outrage.

    Sure, Brantley didn’t get charged. Mixon’s charges were dropped. What’s the difference with all these rookies here?

  14. snowdood163 says: May 19, 2017 7:42 PM

    PFT loves the Steelers says:
    May 19, 2017 7:28 PM
    Caleb Brantley- knocked a girls tooth out. No outrage.
    Jourdan Lewis- dragged girlfriend by throat. No outrage.
    Gareon Conley- facing rape charges. No outrage.
    Joe Mixon- Punched a girl. Outrage.

    Sure, Brantley didn’t get charged. Mixon’s charges were dropped. What’s the difference with all these rookies here?

    —–
    Video, right? I didn’t follow all of em that close so I can’t say that for sure, but it would definitely be my guess.

  15. trentdilfer08 says: May 19, 2017 7:50 PM

    Kid must have been desperate…The Browns?…Great job by the agent what a joke…. the Browns SUCK!!
    Signed A Ravens Fan!!!
    Thanks for Ozzie Cleveland and you pissed away Belicheck and Saban over a stadium and politics you reap what you sow the land of Cleve!!!,,, I was going to stop but, that is so nuts what was pissed away I still … I still cant believe it really!!

  16. mudmandenny says: May 19, 2017 8:47 PM

    @PFT loves…you either haven`t followed the story and are just making a snarky comment ( highly likely) or you`re a middle school dropout playing keyboard tough guy. Brantley did not knock out her tooth and the witnesses to his account of the incident, including the bouncer , were more credible and consistent than hers.

  17. mudmandenny says: May 19, 2017 8:51 PM

    trentdilfer,…you do realize that Modell fired Belicheck after he moved the team to Baltimore , don`t you? No, probably not, you`re too busy trying to think up clever things to say between homework assignments.

  18. sewalters79 says: May 19, 2017 9:01 PM

    I don’t see why aren’t talking Super Bowl yet! The Land can’t stop winning

    Go Browns!

  19. fiddlinred says: May 19, 2017 10:30 PM

    Maybe it was, maybe it wasn’t…. but now it is.

  20. runningoutofboundsisforgringos says: May 20, 2017 12:51 AM

    Good move for a team that needs a few

  21. officialgame says: May 20, 2017 7:07 AM

    Once again the Browns have won the off season Superbowl as they ready themselves for the real games and another losing season.

  22. TheBrownswillstinkagain says: May 20, 2017 8:14 AM

    This guy is a beast. He will be a better player than Garrett

  23. gregmas1970 says: May 20, 2017 11:28 AM

    This will be the second coming of the halcyon days of Courtney Brown and Gerard Warren.

  24. jacktatum32 says: May 20, 2017 1:43 PM

    As a Bengals fan, I have to admit the Browns are upgrading talent across the board.

    Obvious questions:

    1) QB — but again as a Bengals fan and having Hue Jackson as a coach– I think they can find a way to operate with what they have on the roster . Osweiler is better than his 2016 and with Jessler and Kizer there is upside (more with Kizer and like his size better)

    2) DB — This is the area I’m not sure they can find a way to operate — I like the athlete that Peppers — but he is a rookie and I’m not sure he is fast enough to cover a WR or tall enough to de with NFL TE. Haden is rarely healthy and when he is I don’t think he is a #1 CB. I see DB being a major issue for them.

    Up and coming franchise definitely.

  25. tonebones says: May 20, 2017 3:08 PM

    This guy could really be a dominant player if he gets in good shape. He’s explosive and nasty. He was well over 300 lbs., but he moved like 260. He was constantly doubled and triple teamed at Florida, so he appeared tired at times. He won’t get that treatment in Cleveland with other great players around him. Off-season conditioning is the key. That’s where you find out who really loves football. It’s when nobody’s watching.

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