Cleveland Browns cannot get healthy this season
It seems as though every time we turn around, a new player for the Cleveland Browns is suffering an injury. Of course, this has been the case for every team this season as the lack of offseason training programs and preseason football has left players unprepared for the beating of a regular season.
While it’s true other teams are dealing with their own issues, the Browns have been especially snake-bitten in the secondary. They have yet to see Greedy Williams play this season and he has been placed on IR — where he joins rookie safety Grant Delpit.
Now, safeties Karl Joseph and Ronnie Harrison will join them as spectators as Harrison is out with a concussion and Joseph will miss his second game in a row with a hamstring injury. If that wasn’t enough, they’re also without Jacob Phillips as the rookie linebacker deals with a knee issue.
On offense, they haven’t been as banged up but in Week 6, they will be without Wyatt Teller who has been playing phenomenally. While he was ruled out, Baker Mayfield was listed as questionable with a rib injury suffered in a Week 5 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
Mayfield is joined by both starting receivers with Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry also being listed as questionable. The good news for OBJ is his status had to do with an illness and after a negative COVID test, he has been cleared to play.
The injury report, courtesy of ClevelandBrowns.com is as follows:
Ronnie Harrison, S (Concussion)
Karl Joseph, S (Hamstring)
Jacob Phillips, LB (Knee)
Wyatt Teller, G (Calf)
Baker Mayfield, QB (Ribs)
Odell Beckham Jr., WR (Illness)
Jarvis Landry, WR (Hip/Ribs)
Jamie Gillan, P (Groin)
Larry Ogunjobi, DT (Abdomen)
Olivier Vernon, DE (Groin)
It’s unlikely Mayfield misses any time but it’s still not fun seeing the starting quarterback ailing. On top of that, this is one of the worst games to have so many members of the secondary out. Cleveland will be tested this week with their roster being banged up.