Brantley signed a contract with the Redskins on Monday, Jake Kring-Schreifels of the Redskins' official site reports.
Brantley was waived by the Browns over the weekend after registering 18 tackles and two sacks in 12 games last season, his rookie campaign. He has a chance to crack the defensive rotation, although it's more likely he'll take on a special teams role over the first few weeks at minimum.
Brantley had one sack and one pass defensed in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.
Brantley was previously dealing with an ankle injury but led the Browns defense with 35 snaps Thursday. Brantley will try to take advantage of injuries to Trevon Coley (ankle) and Larry Ogunjobi (shoulder) to earn a spot on the 53-man roster.
Brantley has an ankle injury and did not participate in Monday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Brantley missed some time earlier in training camp with a thigh injury, although that proved to be a minor issue. The severity of the ankle injury is not yet known.
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.
Head coach Hue Jackson said Brantley (thigh) "should be fine," Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Brantley was carted off the field last week, but it doesn't appear to be as bad as it seemed. Jackson even speculated it may have just been cramping, which shouldn't keep him sidelined long. Brantley is expected to be a depth defensive tackle again this season.
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 (shoulder) resumed practicing Wednesday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Brantley has missed time with a broken finger and a shoulder injury this offseason, and according to reports, his time on the field has been just as unproductive. Once considered a steal from this year's draft, Brantley is now battling for a roster spot.
Brantley sat out of practice Tuesday due to a shoulder injury, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Just one day after returning from a finger injury, Brantley is out again. Thankfully, the team thinks he'll be fine and expects him to return soon.
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.
According to coach Hue Jackson, Brantley will miss "a week or two" after undergoing surgery to repair a broken finger, Andrew Gribble of the team's official site reports.
This is just a minor setback for the rookie defensive tackle, as his broken finger won't sideline him for long. When he returns, Brantley will continue to compete for a starting job next to Danny Shelton on Cleveland's defensive line.
Brantley has been cleared of any charges related to his April arrest for simple battery, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Brantley's draft stock took a major hit following his arrest, as the likely Day 2 pick ended up lasting until the sixth round before the Browns snapped him up. With the legal troubles seemingly in the rear-view mirror, Brantley has a chance to emerge as a pivotal component of the Cleveland defensive line in 2017. He brings an exceptional pass-rushing skill set and could wind up being recognized as one of the steals of the draft one year from now.
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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