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 for him, 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.
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.
|P3||8/26/17||@ TB||7:30 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ CHI||8:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ PIT||1:00 pm|