Redskins sign ex-Browns lineman Caleb Brantley
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed defensive lineman Caleb Brantley and waived Anthony Lanier with an injury designation.
Brantley was cut by the Cleveland Browns on Saturday. A star at Florida who led the Gators with 9 1/2 tackles for loss and had 2 1/2 sacks in 2017, Brantley faced a misdemeanor battery complaint that was dismissed , and went from projected second-day pick to the sixth round when he was taken 185th by the Browns.
The 24-year-old Brantley had 18 tackles and two sacks last season as a rookie. He had a sack and two tackles in the preseason.
Lanier had been dealing with a hip flexor groin injury in recent days. He made Washington's 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and had 14 tackles and five sacks last season.
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