Browns: Roster move, final injury report for Week 3 vs. Colts
By Thomas Moore
The Cleveland Browns will be without linebacker Jamie Collins on Sunday, but did add wide receiver Jordan Leslie to the roster.
The Cleveland Browns are in Indianapolis this weekend looking for their first win of the 2017 NFL season as they face the Indianapolis Colts.
On offense the Browns will be without wide receiver Corey Coleman, who will be out for an undefined amount of time after having surgery on his injured hand. In his place, at least on the roster if not in the lineup, will be wide receiver Jordan Leslie, who was promoted to the active roster on Friday, according to the team’s website.
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Leslie caught a pair of touchdown passes in the preseason among his nine receptions, and looked like a strong candidate to make the final roster. But after being released, he only had a tryout with the Houston Texans before rejoining the Browns on Tuesday as a member of the practice squad.
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In addition to the roster move to add Leslie, the club released its final injury report prior to the game and the big news is that linebacker Jamie Collins has been ruled out as he is still recovering from a concussion suffered last week against the Baltimore Ravens.
Not having Collins hurts, especially with defensive end Myles Garrett still dealing with his high ankle sprain.
With Collins out, the Browns will likely turn to linebacker James Burgess, who looked good against the Ravens as he had a pair of tackles and a sack.
Even though he won’t have one of the defense’s top players, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is not lacking in confidence, according to clevelandbrowns.com:
"“I’ve made a career out of players like Burgess. He has instincts and he’s tough. And when I say instincts, he understands where the ball is going before it goes there and train-wrecks it. I’ll live with that.”"
In less damaging injury news, wide receiver Sammie Coates is doubtful with a hamstring injury and defensive lineman T.Y. McGill is questionable with a back injury.
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The Browns and the Colts will kick off on Sunday at 1 p.m. from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.