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NFL Notes: Browns, Giants, Jaguars, Jets

Browns

Browns sixth-round DL Caleb Brantley wouldn’t discuss his pending legal case with reporters on Friday.

“I ain’t going to say I did hear all the stuff that was said about me, but there’s definitely a chip on my shoulder,” Brantley said, via ESPN.com. “I’m just going to go out and prove everybody wrong who said bad things about me, said I have character issues and all of that. But … I ain’t really worried about it. I’m just ready to move on.”

The Browns have said that the possibility exists that they could still cut Brantley, despite drafting him a few weeks ago. However, Brantley isn’t overly concerned about the possibility.

“I wouldn’t say it was hanging over me,” Brantley said. “I’m just thankful for the opportunity that the Browns gave me. I’m just thankful I get to be here and try to make the team.

Giants

The Giants have 39 players trying out during their rookie minicamp this weekend. The full list includes:

  1. RB Khalid Abdullah, James Madison
  2. CB Tunde Adeleke, Carleton University (Canada)
  3. LS Josh Appel, Indiana State
  4. WR Nate Behar, Carleton University (Canada)
  5. G Armando Bonheur, Samford
  6. DE Omarius Bryant, Western Kentucky
  7. LB Frederic Chagnon, University of Montreal
  8. QB Steve Cluley, William and Mary
  9. OL Sam Ekwonike, Coastal Carolina
  10. DE Junior Gnonkonde, Troy
  11. RB Jonathan Gray, Texas
  12. S Nate Hamlin, Carleton University (Canada)
  13. LB Jimmy Herman, Purdue
  14. C Tobijah Hughley, Louisville
  15. QB Jeremy Johnson, Auburn
  16. DT Junior Luke, University of Montreal
  17. DE Connor McGough, University of Calgary
  18. P Felix Menard-Briere, University of Montreal
  19. WR Alex Morrison, University of British Columbia
  20. LB Christopher Mulumba Tshimanga, Maine
  21. S Trey Robinson, Furman
  22. WR Kevin Snead, Carson Newman
  23. LB John Stepec, Toledo
  24. CB Adeleke Tunde, University of Carleton (Canada)
  25. DT A.J. Wolf, Duke
  26. CB Robert Woodson, University of Calgary
  27. OL Jeremy Zver, University of Regina (Canada)
  28. CB Keith Baxter, Marshall
  29. C Mike Brewster, Ohio State
  30. K Travis Coons, Washington
  31. TE Justice Cunningham, South Carolina
  32. CB SaQwan Edwards, New Mexico
  33. CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon
  34. DE Junior Gnonkonde, Troy
  35. TE Kevin Greene, USC
  36. LB Nick Haag, Assumption
  37. T Helva Matungulu, Western Carolina
  38. OL Jake Schunke, Towson
  39. S Joel Wilkinson, Australian University

Jaguars

  • Jaguars signed seventh-round RB Marquez Williams. (Mike Kaye)

Jets

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson took issue with critics who claimed his disappointing 2016 season was due to a lack of motivation.

“I have a chip on my shoulder,” Wilkerson said, per Rich Cimini. “People feel that I was just money hungry and just took the money and now I’m lazy, but I can prove to people that it’s more than about money with me.