Miles Austin Done for the Season


The Cleveland Browns made the announcement that Brian Hoyer, and not Johnny Manziel, will be the starting quarterback Sunday. He will not have wide receiver Miles Austin who is not out for the rest of the year due to his kidney injury:

It seems that Austin is doing better but internal injuries are very concerning and must be taken seriously.

Austin has played a huge role, especially on third downs, for the Browns this season. While he has also dropped some passes, he gave Hoyer a receiver he could count on week in and week out. His professional approach seemed to rub off on teammates and he will be missed. The most important thing is his long term health.

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Draughn is an interesting pickup as the Browns go back to having 4 running backs. The Browns had only had 3, Isaiah Crowell, Terrance West and Glenn Winston, since releasing Ben Tate. It is possible that Draughn could help in the running game, especially if Crowell’s hip injury impacts his ability to play, but the Browns could also be using him to light a fire under West. This would be the second time they have felt the need to do so, once having West inactive.

Lots of drama and roster moves involving the Browns as they fight for their playoff lives.

What do you think of Miles Austin’s time with the Browns?