Browns linebacker Montrel Meander suffers ruptured Achilles
Browns linebacker Montrel Meander ruptured his Achilles tendon in the third quarter of the teams Preseason win over the New York Giants.
Cleveland Browns Linebacker Montrel Meander suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in Sunday’s preseason win against the New York Giants, a source told @BrownsWithNoah.
Meander has been on and off of Cleveland’s roster since 2019.
Most recently, early last week he was waived by the team in order for the roster to cut down to 85 players.
On Friday, Adam Schefter first reported that Browns second-year linebacker Jacob Phillips will most likely miss the season due to a torn biceps tendon.
In a corresponding move, the Cleveland front office brought back Meander as well as linebacker Willie Harvey Jr, who was also previously with the team in 2019 to fill in for Phillips at linebacker.
Meander is now the fourth player so far this camp to suffer an injury to result in a season ender.
First, fourth-string tight end Stephen Carlson suffered a knee injury. After that, we learned about Ryan Switzer’s foot injury, then Jacob Phillips and now it’s the 26 year old Meander.
Injuries like this are extremely devastating for teams and the Browns could now look to bring in some more linebacking help.
One name that immediately comes to mind is BJ Goodson. He was with Cleveland last season and was one of the leaders in the middle of the defense. Last year, Goodson played in 14 games and had 91 combined tackles with three quarterback hits and two tackles for a loss.
Look for GM Andrew Berry to explore moves to bring in another piece to the Browns linebacking room.