Browns makes another series of moves on Saturday


Going into the week, the Cleveland Browns begin their first preseason game with a few question marks. Outside of QB Deshaun Watson’s discipline process, concerns about the Browns injury seem to be mounting, especially with the wide receiver position.

Fortunately, they seem to be getting a few players healthy as well.

Injuries are part of a full contact game and often a full collision sport. While the focus on one team often makes fans think their team is more injury prone than the other, they are often even knocked out during training camp.

It’s the injuries that cost key players their entire season or strike during key sections that really cause problems.

On Saturday, Cleveland made another series of moves to update their roster:

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Confirmed signing DE Chris Odom

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As we shared early this morning, Odom is officially a Brown. HC Kevin Stefanski had this to say about the USFL Defensive Player of the Year:

To make room for Odom, Stephen Weatherly posted to IR

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Unfortunately for DE Stephen Weatherly, Odom’s return to the NFL was made possible by an injury that puts him on the injured reserve this year:

The veteran was brought in to help stabilize the rotation, but won’t get his chance for Cleveland this year.

Another WR injury worse than others

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When both David Bell and Anthony Schwartz were injured, Stefanski seemed to downplay their injuries. Unfortunately, rookie WR Mike Woods II didn’t get that kind of trivialization:

Woods has played well in camp so far, but the injury is likely making it difficult for him to impress early in the season.

David Bell, Anthony Walker Officially Off PUP List

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As reported this morning, Bell and Walker are back, which should help as Walker is a starter on defense and Bell was expected to have a big rookie year for the team. Stefanski noted that Bell needs to get back up to speed:

WR Javon Wims finally healthy

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While we haven’t heard what illness put veteran WR Javon Wims on the list of unable to perform due to illness, Wims is finally back practicing. Given the length of his illness, it may take a while for him to be physically and mentally ready to compete for a job, even with the injuries at the position.

Another WR makes its return

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Finally on Saturday we have the third receiver returning to the team with Schwartz back on the practice field:

While Isaiah Weston, except-injured, and Woods are unavailable, the Browns get their top receiver back at just the right time.



The story originally appeared on Browns Wire


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