Browns Ink 6th Round Pick DL Caleb Brantley; Claim OL Chris Barker Off Waivers

The Browns continue to make roster moves, having already inked first-round pick Myles Garrett earlier Friday, the team also today signed sixth-round pick DL Caleb Brantley, and added another player via waivers.

Here’s a bio on Brantley, who was in the news earlier this week after having charges against him for battery in Florida dropped.

Caleb Brantley | DL | Florida

6th round (No. 185 overall)

Played in 38 career games at Florida, making 22 starts…Tallied 81 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks…Earned All-SEC second-team honors in 2016…Finished his final season with 31 tackles and a team-high 9.5 tackles for loss…Attended Crescent City High School in Crescent City, Fla.

The Browns have now signed seven of their 10 2017 draft picks, including DL Myles Garrett (first round), DL Larry Ogunjobi (third round), DB Howard Wilson (fourth round), OL Rod Johnson (fifth round), K Zane Gonzalez (seventh round) and RB Matthew Dayes (seventh round).

The team announced as well they have inked OL Chris Barker via waivers from New England. To make room on the roster, the team has waived DL Gabe Wright.

Barker is 6-2, 305 pounds and is entering his second NFL season out of Nevada. Originally signed by Miami as an undrafted free agent in 2013, Barker has appeared in six regular season games, all with the Patriots. He spent all of last season on New England’s practice squad. Baker is a native of Covina, Calif.

Wright appeared in five games last season and recorded four tackles and one pass defensed.

About the Author

Matt Loede

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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