One player can be crossed off the Cleveland Browns wish list
Things appear to be going from bad to worse for the Cleveland Browns as the team gears up for the 2020 season. If COVID-19 isn’t enough, which has already eliminated the preseason and substantially shortened training camp, now the Browns have the injury bug.
The injuries started with Myles Garrett tweaking a hamstring and Nick Chubb missing time from a concussion. Those two stars have since returned, but now Mack Wilson and Grant Delpit are both in doubt of missing the entire season. The blow to Delpit is huge, as he is 100 percent out for the year with a ruptured Achilles.
Wilson left last week with a severely hyperextended knee, which the team has confirmed could require season-ending surgery. Even if he can return, the swelling isn’t expected to go down for 6-8 weeks to evaluate.
Oh…not to mention, Greedy Williams went down as well with a shoulder injury and could miss substantial time. Just when you think the Browns have a solid roster, they can’t shake the injury bug, especially on defense. To make things worse, a replacement for Delpit has since shared the Browns are not an option for him.
The 28-year old veteran, Tony Jefferson, made it clear on Tuesday afternoon that he would not consider the Browns. After spending the past three years with the Baltimore Ravens, Jefferson finds himself without a home after only playing in five games last season.
Obviously, Jefferson is confident he will find a home before the season, or just despises the Browns franchise that much…tough to say at this point.
While Jefferson still has a little bit of gas left in the tank, his skill set is a tremendous match to the Browns scheme, but anything would do at this point. It seems like a stretch for the Browns to pay big money to Earl Thomas as well.