Grant Delpit is trying to make his way back to the field for the Cleveland Browns after an Achilles injury cost him his rookie campaign but suffered a setback as he aggravated his hamstring
After missing his entire rookie season due to a torn Achilles, Grant Delpit spent the offseason working to get back on the field for the Cleveland Browns this season. unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to get as much work in as he would like since he missed two weeks with a hamstring injury.
On Wednesday, he was finally able to get back to practice but that didn’t last. According to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, Delpit aggravated the hamstring injury and left the practice.
It was unfortunate, especially since he had just spent the media session before the practice telling reporters that he wasn’t going to be behind and would be out there in Week 1.
Delpit is expected to start opposite John Johnson III who was added in free agency this offseason. The Browns are also expected to go with three safeties often, which would likely mean Ronnie Harrison, Jr. would be one of the regular starters as well.
If Delpit’s injury lingers into the regular season, it could mean more snaps for rookie Richard LeCounte. A late-round pick, LeCounte fell some in the draft due in part to an ATV injury suffered. He showed no signs of that being a problem in Week 1 against the Jaguars as he picked off a desperation pass at the end of the half and almost had another interception.
Even if LeCounte plays well, this has to be frustrating for Cleveland. They have dealt with one injury after another in their secondary and it would be nice to see the luck change just a little.