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.