The Browns are dealing with a hamstring injury to tackle Jack Conklin as they prepare to face the Chiefs.
The Cleveland Browns are going to be dealing with some personnel changes as they prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the NFL postseason just one week after upsetting the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round. One important player to keep an eye on is offensive tackle Jack Conklin, who has been designated as “day to day” with a hamstring injury.
Conklin was a major offseason addition this year for the Browns after he signed a 3-year, $42 million deal in the spring. Since then, he has anchored the team’s offensive line at right tackle and was rewarded with a recent All-Pro nod for his efforts. In fact, the Browns have three All-Pro linemen in 2020, which shows the sort of hard work ahead for the Chiefs defensive front.
The Browns were unable to practice all last week, so it will already be interesting to see them suit up before the Chiefs game, but Conklin will certainly be a name to watch. If he’s unable to go, it will be interesting to see how Conklin handles this week and if he’s up for practice. With so much at stake, Conklin will be anxious to do whatever it takes to play on Sunday with so much on the line for a surprising Browns team.
Just last week, the Browns were forced to play the Steelers despite having no physical practices all week due to COVID quarantine protocols. The team went without starters like cornerback Denzel Ward and guard Joel Bitonio and head coach Kevin Stefanski was even forced to stay home. Still the Browns put away the Steelers by a final of 48-37.
Conklin was a first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans back in the 2016 NFL Draft and was a first-team All-Pro during his rookie season as well. He had a career-low two penalties all season.