Brantley (thigh) returned to practice on Monday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Brantley, who was carted off the practice field last week, appears to have recovered from his leg injury. The 2017 sixth-rounder stands to immediately return to his role as a depth defensive tackle.
Brantley was carted off with an apparent leg injury during Thursday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Though he had to be helped to his feet by trainers and was subsequently carted off, coach Hue Jackson later said Brantley may have just had some cramping, though the official diagnosis has yet to be provided. The 23-year-old defensive lineman played in 12 games last season and is slated to back up Trevon Coley.
Brantley (finger) returned to practice Sunday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Brantley underwent surgery on his broken finger in late July but was able to make a quick recovery. The rookie defensive tackle will have to make up for missed time if he hopes to make a significant impact during the season.
The Browns selected Brantley in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 185th overall. Brantley entered the draft process as a potential Day 2 pick, but an arrest for simple battery charge in late April caused a precipitous slide down the board. He's an extremely talented interior defensive lineman, but there are also questions about his motor on a play-to-play basis. If Brantley is able to get cleared of his charges and play to his potential, he'll be an absolute steal for a sixth-rounder.
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