Daily Dawg Tags: Only one draft pick remains unsigned
The Cleveland Browns signed David Njoku to a contract Thursday, leaving Jabrill Peppers as the only 2017 draft pick who has yet to sign a deal.
The Cleveland Browns front office has been hard at work since the conclusion of the NFL Draft, signing nine of the ten picks.
David Njoku was the latest to sign, leaving Jabrill Peppers as the only remaining player in need of a contract. Fans may be worried, but there is plenty of time before training camp to work out a deal. Also, the fact he was the No. 25 overall pick means what he’s owed is rather set, so it shouldn’t be much longer before a deal is worked out.
The Browns rarely have holdouts, with the process in general becoming rare since caps were placed on rookie deals. Gone are the days of a top pick holding out for a deal that earns more than an established NFL star.
The signing of Njoku continues a process that must be wrapped up by the end of next month, and the Browns have been diligent in getting these deals done. Let’s take a look at that and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns news:
Cleveland Browns sign tight end David Njoku
"The Cleveland Browns moved one step closer to signing all their draft picks after agreeing to a rookie contract with tight end David Njoku."
Cleveland Browns: 5 games to circle as wins in 2017
"The Cleveland Browns may be coming off a 1-15 season, but the 2017 schedule allows for an improved record in the second year of the rebuild."
Hue Jackson says Browns must find answer to QB situation (ESPN)
"Head coach Hue Jackson was not reluctant to admit that one key position continues to be thorny for the Cleveland Browns."
Browns’ Gregg Williams at conclusion of minicamp: “I am selling football”(DBN)
"After the Cleveland Browns’ last day of practice at minicamp on Thursday, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams spent some time with the media and started the session by saying he’s “walked into a lot more dysfunctional buildings than this” and expressing confidence that he can deliver his aggressive, turnover-oriented system in Cleveland with the roster he has."
Jeremy Maclin unveils his new Ravens jersey number (FanSided)
"Three days after signing with the Baltimore Ravens, Jeremy Maclin got his jersey number."
Rams trade ex-No. 2 pick Greg Robinson to Lions (NFL.com)
"The Los Angeles Rams finally gave up on former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson."