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Browns NT Danny Shelton to Miss OTA's, Will Return for Minicamp

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According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland Browns nose tackle Danny Shelton, the team's No. 12 overall pick of the draft, will miss all of the team's OTA sessions over a three week span from the end of May to the middle of June. The good news is that it's not injury-related -- he's finishing his degree in anthropology at the University of Washington, where he will graduate on June 14th.

Shelton will return to Cleveland in time for the Browns' mandatory minicamp session, which takes place from June 16th to June 18th. In that sense, Shelton's schedule aligns very well with what he's required to attend. The negative is that he'll miss out on ten OTA sessions in which the majority of the team will be present; it shouldn't be crippling, but it'll put him behind. He has also missed Phase II of the team's offseason program, which concludes this week.

In other news related to the nose tackle position, the Browns are making the right decision by moving Phil Taylor back to the position after trying him out at defensive end last year. Per the team website, Taylor expects to participate in some drills at minicamp next month as he enters the final stages of his rehab process.