Cleveland Browns: Still waiting on Jabrill Peppers to sign

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The Cleveland Browns begin training camp at the end of the month, and Jabrill Peppers is still not under contract as July gets underway.

The beginning of July is a great time for Cleveland Browns fans. After months of draft talk and minicamps, it is time for training camp.

The Browns open training camp on July 27, ushering in what will hopefully be a better season than what fans saw a year ago. And with 10 new draft picks and several new faces acquired from around the league, the optimism is high.

The only question that remains is what is going to happen with Jabrill Peppers. Fans are already discussing what he can do in the secondary and the return game, but he is the last of the 10 picks to remain unsigned.

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As I have been saying for the past month, all that matters is that Peppers signs before July 27. The amount of time to sign make things less dire, but it is getting to be a bit more worrisome that both sides can’t come to an agreement even though the money he is owed is set based on his draft slot.

The issue is the offset language, an issue over guaranteed money if the Browns cut Peppers before his deal is up, which is the same reason Joey Bosa held out and delayed his debut in San Diego a season ago. The difference is that he was the No. 3 overall selection with much more money to be discussed.

The conversations can’t have changed much since Peppers was drafted, and the Browns have the cap space to fully guarantee the deal Peppers will receive. So why the hold up?

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Browns fans have not seen a first-round holdout since Brady Quinn refused to sign his deal until August back in 2007, so fans are hoping the same thing won’t happen again with Peppers. There is still plenty of time to work out this deal, but with the lack of distractions this offseason, this news remains in the forefront before training camp begins.