Delpit is not the only significant injury the Browns have faced this summer in training camp, as the only returning starting linebacker on their roster in Mack Wilson went down with a hyper-extended knee as well. The Browns already added former Super Bowl MVP and veteran Malcolm Smith to their roster, but they could look to improve the position even more.
As it stands until Wilson returns, the brown and orange look to roll out free agent addition B.J. Goodson and second-year linebacker Sione Takitaki out in most of their defensive packages. Given the curve Takitaki faced a year ago, there is reason for doubt that he may be ready to take on a roll this prevalently featured in year-two; ideally he will be ready to go and his picked up some new tricks this offseason. Third round pick Jacob Phillips will be called upon frequently as well as a rookie.
Smith is a solid veteran, but brings nothing more than his leadership and intelligence to the football field as he is on the back end of his career. Fan favorite Willie Harvey is an option for Cleveland as well, and he could position himself to make this team.
Banking on Phillips, Goodson, Takitaki, and Smith, Cleveland could choose to ride out their current linebacking corps into the regular season, however it would not be a shock to see them take a look at another addition on the waiver wire.