Cleveland Browns WR Antonio Callaway has misstep, suspended 4 games

DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 15: Antonio Callaway #11 of the Cleveland Browns runs with the ball after making a catch against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 15, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 15: Antonio Callaway #11 of the Cleveland Browns runs with the ball after making a catch against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 15, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway has been suspended for four games. NFL insider Ian Rapoport broke the news on Friday afternoon, and the Browns will have to play the first quarter of their season without Callaway.

Just hours after the Cleveland Browns won their first preseason matchup over the Washington Redskins, news broke that the NFL would be suspending one of the young budding stars.

The NFL’s Ian Rapoport broke the news that Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway will be suspended for four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Callaway has a history of incidents like these, especially in college. The Florida product’s long rap sheet was a large part of the reason why he dropped to the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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After one minor slip during last season’s training camp, Callaway seemed to stay on the straight and narrow throughout his rookie season. However, it seems that his time on the right path has come to an end for now.

Callaway was going to be, and likely still will be, a valuable piece of the Browns’ offense when he comes back from suspension. After recording 43 receptions for 586 yards and five touchdowns during his first season in the NFL, Callaway will have to wait four games to pick back up on the good start he had.

Fortunately for the Browns, it is unlikely that Callaway’s absence will force the offense to collapse. Offensive coordinator Todd Monken has had Callaway working with the second and third team offenses, with fellow receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, and Rashard Higgins making up the starting group.

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Callaway needs to fix this mishap and show that the Browns can trust him if he wants to succeed in Cleveland in 2019 and beyond.