Browns Week 13 injury report: David Njoku out, Greg Newsome could return

David Njoku, Browns tight end. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
David Njoku, Browns tight end. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cleveland Browns have just one player listed as ‘out’ for their Week 13 game against the Houston Texans as David Njoku will not suit up

We are nearing the debut of Deshaun Watson for the Cleveland Browns as he will be under center this Sunday when they take on the Houston Texans.

There will be no shortage of storylines as Watson returns from an 11-game suspension and nearly a two-year absence. Not only will there be a lot of discussion about the sexual misconduct allegations that led to his suspension but he will be facing his old team — with some of his accusers in the building.

As for Watson, he’s done his best to keep it related to football as he tries to move forward. And speaking of the football side of things, there’s plenty of excitement to see what he can do on the field.

Watson is an elite quarterback that can elevate those around him. Unfortunately, one of the players who stood to benefit from his presence will be out this weekend.

David Njoku, who made the game-saving touchdown catch against Tampa Bay, will be out in Week 13 due to a knee injury. The good news is, he’s the only player listed as ‘out’. In addition to the rather clean injury report, it appears Greg Newsome should be back which is a huge boost for the Browns defense.

Browns Week 13 injury report:

The following comes courtesy of the Cleveland Browns official website


David Njoku, Tight End, Knee

Limited Participants Friday:

Denzel Ward, Cornerback, Ankle/Hamstring
Alex Wright, EDGE, Knee

Texans Week 13 Injury Report:


Derek Stingley, Cornerback, Hamstring
Brandin Cooks, Wide Receiver, Not Injury Related


Rex Burkhead, Running Back, Concussion

Cleveland has had an extensive list of injured players each week, so having just one player out while seeing others trend forward during the week of practice is encouraging. Despite losing Njoku for this one, they’re getting healthier down the stretch which is always a good thing.