Jabrill Peppers Officially Signs With Cleveland Browns

Steve Baker

Steve Baker

On the day Browns rookies were required to report to training camp, safety/kick returner Jabrill Peppers signed his contract and avoided a holdout.

Peppers was the second of Cleveland's three first-round picks in April's draft and is expected to start immediately. Peppers' deal is projected to be worth $10,385,025 and a signing bonus of $5,692,746, per Spotrac. The hang-up had been guaranteed money in the fourth year.

Peppers may have been passed over by other teams after he had a diluted urine sample at the scouting combine.

The first full-squad practice is Thursday. The former MI standout played numerous positions for the Wolverines, but the Browns will try him at strong safety and as a kick returner.

The Cleveland Browns were widely regarded as the biggest winners of the 2017 NFL Draft. He was a Heisman Trophy finalist last season with the Wolverines and a consensus All-America pick. He averaged 26.8 yards per kick return and 13.1 per punt return.

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