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Cleveland Browns sign 1st round draft pick, SS Jabrill Peppers

There will be no holdout: the Browns’ first-round safety is signed, sealed, and delivered.

The Cleveland Browns signed SS Jabrill Peppers late Sunday night, making the announcement on the day that rookies had to report to Berea for training camp. In mid-June, the Browns had nine players in their ten-man draft class signed, with Peppers being the only holdout. Over a month later, though, worrying about his contract is a thing of the past.

Taken in the 1st round at No. 25 overall, Peppers’ contract will be worth about $10.342 million, with a $5.662 million signing bonus over four years, according to OverTheCap's pre-determined draft chart. His cap hit in 2017 will be roughly $1.88 million. If you want to know about why Peppers waited as long as he did to sign, click here for an explanation from DBN’s Andrea Hangst a couple of weeks ago.

Peppers was the team's 2nd player selected in the draft, their second of three picks in the first round, and their only safety selected. He is 5-11, 213-pounds and played college football at Michigan. Peppers will wear No. 22 with the Browns.