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Wednesday was a day off for the Cleveland Browns — and it was surely much-needed. They were again ravaged by injuries during practice early this week and they have also struggled to find their rhythm on offense.
They’ll be back at it on Thursday and hopefully, they can stay healthy while also getting the passing game on track. They could also have a new face to work with soon as they claimed wide receiver Damion Willis on waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals — who has to clear his COVID-19 testing before hitting the field.
A product of Troy, Willis had just nine receptions for 82 yards as an undrafted rookie last season. He’s going to have a long road ahead of him in order to make the Browns roster since they seem to be set at the position but at least he does have some experience at the NFL level.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns News
"“The Cleveland Browns added wide receiver Damion Willis on Wednesday after claiming him off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals.Cleveland has not yet made a corresponding transaction to open up a roster spot for Willis as he first needs to clear the COVID-19 screening and testing protocol.”"
Right now, the Browns seem set with their top three receivers. Odell Bekcham, Jr. and Jarvis Landry are unquestioned as starters and Rashard Higgins should be the third guy. Rookie Donovan Peoples-Jones is also going nowhere. With that being the case, Willis is a bit of a long-shot as he tries to make this team.
Cleveland isn’t sure yet how long Greedy Williams is going to miss with his shoulder injury. If it ends up being a significant amount of time, Mitch Zoloty has some suggestions for them to sign in free agency.
"“After 10 practices there isn’t much clarity on which receivers will line up behind the top two when rosters are reduced to 53 on Sept. 5. Trying to make sense of the receivers without preseason games is difficult. Obviously, the coaching staff is considering things that media and fans don’t see.”"
It seems as though Cleveland has their top four figured out (as mentioned above) but there are still some questions to answer. Will they carry five or six receivers? Who will round out the roster? The regular season is less than three weeks away so we’ll all know what the plan is soon enough.
Greg Newland talks about how former Baltimore Ravens Tony Jefferson isn’t a fan of the idea of playing in Cleveland. Is this something that’s unique to him or is Cleveland not a destination in 2020?