Browns issues with Perrion Winfrey continue as he sits in Week 10

Browns, Perrion Winfrey. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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Perrion Winfrey has struggled to stay in the good graces of the Cleveland Browns coaching staff and will again be inactive against the Miami Dolphins

When the Cleveland Browns took Perrion Winfrey in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, they hoped they found a potential starter at defensive tackle.

Winfrey, who isn’t known for his run-stuffing prowess, was a productive pass-rusher for the Oklahoma Sooners and the Browns were in need of a long-term 3-tech. Unfortunately, as we enter Week 10, Winfrey continues to make more noise for his inability to win over coaches than he does for his play on the field.

Ahead of their Week 10 game against Miami, Winfrey was listed among the inactive players. This makes it two weeks in a row that he won’t dress and Brad Stainbrook of the OBR believes that could be the norm from here on out as Roderick Perry II seems to have moved ahead of him.

Browns might have run out of patience with Perrion Winfrey

Winfrey, who was the final pick to come to terms with Cleveland this offseason, has been in the news for the wrong reasons throughout the year. He was called out publicly for his lack of discipline by Myles Garrett and has seemingly been in trouble since arriving.

His inability to stay on the field has to be frustrating for this staff as there was a belief that Winfrey would be one of the steals of the draft in 2022. There’s still time for him to turn things around but the signs aren’t positive by any means at this point.

With Winfrey’s discipline concerns as well as the struggles on the field for Jordan Elliott, it’s highly likely that general manager Andrew Berry focuses heavily on the position in this upcoming draft. Cleveland doesn’t have a Round 1 pick but they could still look for a solid starter in Round 2 which would allow them to completely turn the page on Winfrey.