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.

25 responses to “Caleb Brantley signs with Browns

  1. 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!!

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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?

  7. 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?

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    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.

  8. 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!!

  9. @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.

  10. 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.

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

    Go Browns!

  12. 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.

  13. 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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