Former Gators defensive tackle Caleb Brantley fell all the way to the sixth round in last month’s NFL Draft, and it’s no secret why the projected second-round pick fell to the Cleveland Browns.
But after learning Wednesday he won’t face charges, Brantley signed a four-year, $2.58-million rookie deal with the Browns on Friday afternoon. Brantley’s contract carries no guaranteed money.
Caleb Brantley signs with Browns https://t.co/jtovSb7rPu
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 19, 2017
By comparison, former Alabama defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson signed a four-year, $4.57-million contract with the New York Giants as a second-round pick, with a guaranteed $2.6-million and a $1.47-million signing bonus.
In 38 games, Brantley made 22 starts and tallied 20 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. But 9.5 of Brantley’s tackles for loss came in his final season, where he earned All-SEC second-team honors.
The Cleveland GM said that it wasn’t a given that the team would sign Caleb Brantley – however, with the issue resolved, this happened today pic.twitter.com/Dv1RjZNBaO
— Mark Wheeler (@InsideTheGators) May 19, 2017
— Marcus Spears (@mspear96) May 17, 2017