3. The secondary depth is being challenged
Before training camp began, the Cleveland Browns were boasting a very deep secondary. They already had Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams but then added players such as Kevin Johnson, Karl Joseph, Andrew Sendejo, and Grant Delpit to the mix. They even claimed M.J. Stewart, a former second-round pick from Tampa Bay, and also have A.J. Green, a rather high-priced undrafted free agent.
Unfortunately, just over a week into camp, that depth is already been tested. Delpit and Williams going down was bad on its own but throw into the mix that Kevin Johnson is still being called week to week after lacerating his liver and the fact that Karl Joseph is still recovering from the foot surgery that he had this offseason of things are looking really bleak.
Like a bad infomercial, we have to yell “but wait, there’s more” since there are even more injuries to worry about in the secondary. Terrence Mitchell is dealing with a knee problem and M.J. Stewart hurt his hamstring. With all those players going down, the Browns had Donovan Olumba, Tavierre Thomas, Donnie Lewis, and Green all playing extra time with some of them getting time with the starters.
Cleveland is deep at the position but they’re being tested there already. No matter how deep they are, there are only so many losses they can take.