The Cleveland Browns have released their final injury report of the week of practice in preparation for their game against the K.C. Chiefs and some key performers are listed as questionable for Week 1.
The Browns injury report includes defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney, safety Grant Delpit, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., center J.C. Tretter, and safety Ronnie Harrison all listed as questionable for the team’s season-opening game at Arrowhead Stadium.
Clowney did return to practice on Friday, so he’s trending upward in a positive direction after missing practice on both Wednesday and Thursday this week due to an illness—one that was confirmed to be non-COVID related.
The Browns have some key players listed as questionable as they prepare for the K.C. Chiefs.
As for Beckham, the Browns are hoping he can make a full recovery to form after suffering a season-ending injury last year after only seven games. Beckham went down with a torn ACL against the Cincinnati Bengals during a mid-season divisional clash, and the passing attack was limited thereafter for quarterback Baker Mayfield and head coach Kevin Stefanski. Both deserve credit for still earning the team’s first postseason win in some time in the process.
Delpit is still hoping to make his NFL debut after sitting out all of last season with an Achilles tear that robbed him of his first year in the league. Also ailing in the secondary is Harrison, who has an ankle injury bothering him. As for Tretter, he’s missed some practice with a knee injury but has returned this week.
On the Chiefs side, it looks as if Tyrann Mathieu is out of practice on Friday, which signals an even bigger stretch that he might be available. The Chiefs say they have a Plan B in case he’s not ready, so Chiefs Kingdom will have to wait and see. A full report will be forthcoming and we’ll update here.
The Chiefs host the Browns at 3:25 p.m. C.T. at Arrowhead on Sunday, September 12 to start the season.