The Cleveland Browns have several players coming back from injury in the 2019 season. What impact will these players have this season?
During the 2018 season, the Cleveland Browns had to deal with their share of injuries. They had their depth tested in several areas as some of their original starters were sent to the sidelines throughout the year.
The biggest injury was arguably the one in Week 3 to quarterback Tyrod Taylor. The starting signal-caller was knocked out of their Thursday Night Football game against the New York Jets as he suffered a concussion.
While losing their most important starter would normally derail a season, the Browns ended up seeing things turn around here. That was because Baker Mayfield came in and replaced Taylor and never gave the job back.
Not all their injuries ended up being covered so well by the backup. While Emmanuel Ogbah‘s absence allowed Genard Avery to flash some talent as a pass rusher, the loss of Terrance Mitchell hurt their cornerbacks while he was out for eight games.
They also were without Joe Schobert for a spell and the linebackers weren’t nearly as competitive. Cleveland even had a stretch where it felt as though they couldn’t catch a break at receiver as one player after another went down. The hardest of those to overcome was Rashard Higgins, who missed three games.
While some of the above-mentioned players are on other teams, and some returned during the year, the Browns also have a few players returning after ending 2018 on the injured reserve. Here, we look at those players and see what their impact could be in 2019.