Jordan Cameron Likely Out Two Weeks


The Cleveland Browns sit at 4 – 3 on the season and are still right in the middle of the playoff race. Yet they continue to get hurt by injuries. So far they have lost Alex Mack and Armonty Bryant for the season while also losing Phil Taylor and John Hughes for signficant portions of the year.

Now comes news that Jordan Cameron could miss the next two games due to the concussion he sustained Sunday against the Oakland Raiders:

"Browns tight end Jordan Cameron suffered his third concussion in less than two years, and his status for the next two games is uncertain.With the Browns playing two games over the next 11 days – at home Sunday against Tampa Bay and Thursday Nov. 6 in Cincinnati – it remains to be seen if Cameron will play in either one."

With the NFL’s concussion protocol it will be very clear whether Cameron can return. He will have to go through all of the stages set out medically before he is able to return. Unlike a knee or ankle injury that he may be able to tough out, or like Tony Romo last night get a pain killing shot, Cameron will have no say in whether he plays or not.

For the Browns this could be another big blow. While Cameron hasn’t had a great statistical season, his impact comes by taking away attention from defenders. If Cameron is a no go it will leave teams able to focus even more on stopping the run and even possibly double Andrew Hawkins in the passing game.

The loss of Cameron, while Josh Gordon finishes up his suspension, will likely hurt most against the Cincinnati Bengals. A win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will come much easier than the Thursday Night affair against the AFC North rival.

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Without Cameron the Browns will go with Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge, while also likely to spread the field with more three and four receiver threats. That will help Brian Hoyer have more options in the passing game while opening up running lanes for the backs.

A loss to the Bengals will hurt the Browns record within the division, something that is used in tiebreakers. The Browns already have two losses, one each to the Ravens and Steelers, and risk going under .500 in the division with a loss.

Against the Bucs Cameron would have been shadowed by Lavonte David who is extremely good in coverage. Cameron’s stats would likely not have been great but now David can be deployed in more creative ways with him off the field.

How big of an injury is Cameron’s over the next two weeks?