Daily Dawg Tags: Caleb Brantley’s focus is back on football
The Cleveland Browns took a risk by drafting Caleb Brantley in the 2017 NFL Draft, but his criminal case has officially been dismissed.
Sixth-round draft choice Caleb Brantley still hasn’t signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns, but an announcement on Wednesday cleared an obstacle in his quest to make the final roster.
The case against him, in which he was accused of battery, has been dismissed. Some may still wonder about the accusation, but that doesn’t change the fact he will be competing for a roster spot this summer.
Sashi Brown made it clear that the Browns wouldn’t keep Brantley if he was charged with the crime, making it a smart move for the Browns. Brown must have done his homework to look into the situation, knowing it would turn out this way.
Regardless, Brantley is not guaranteed a spot on the final roster. He has to beat out some great defensive line talent, which is perhaps the best group the organization has had since the team returned in 1999.
But for now, Brantley can get back to focusing on football and leave the legal business behind. Let’s take a look at that and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns news:
Cleveland Browns appear to have done their homework on Caleb Brantley
"The Cleveland Browns received good news this afternoon, as the battery claims against Caleb Brantley have been dismissed."
Browns would be foolish to add a wide receiver in free agency
"The Cleveland Browns have put a considerable amount of work into the offensive side of the ball since the close of the 2016 NFL season."
Cleveland Browns: Quarterback battle breakdown, 2017 edition (NFL Spin Zone)
"NFL minicamps have opened. OTAs and training camps begin this month. We are officially out of the offseason and into the preseason."
Caleb Brantley battery complaint dismissed in Florida (cleveland.com)
"Browns defensive tackle Caleb Brantley came to rookie minicamp with a chip on his shoulder last weekend from a battery probe against him, and it rolled off his back Wednesday."
Report: Michael Floyd to join Vikings for OTAs next week (FanSided)
"The rest of his DUI sentence could have kept Michael Floyd from football activities until training camp, but he will be with the Vikings next week."
NFL: No sign Tom Brady complained of concussion symptoms (PFT)
"Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s wife Gisele Bundchen was a guest on CBS This Morning on Wednesday and told Charlie Rose during an interview that her husband suffered a concussion during the 2016 season."