";s:4:"text";s:10321:" Lil pit stop. All rights reserved (About Us). Njoku was one of the few bright spots in their Week 1 loss but then he missed the following three games. Njoku was one of the few bright spots in … The Browns placed tight end David Njoku on injured reserve for … Browns placed TE David Njoku on injured reserve with a knee injury. For the Colts, there will be a couple of key players out as well. The winning record has made Njoku even more impatient to get back to full action. "I'm very excited to play again. No mystery to Cleveland Browns why Patriots assistants fail to match Belichick, 15 Best Free Agent Acquisitions of All-Time, 5 Studs and Duds for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, DK Metcalf Is Already One of NFL's Best WRs—and He's Getting Better, Cleveland Browns: Baker Mayfield needs x-rays on ribs after game against Colts. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. He topped all Browns tight ends with the three catches for 50 yards. The other two were left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. (leg) and rookie linebacker Jacob Phillips (knee). Please support high-quality local journalism. Kevin Stefanski playing at the Ravens in his head coaching debut in this COVID-marred season was a no-win situation, The disconnect between Baker Mayfield & Odell Beckham Jr. is something ‘we have to get to the bottom of,’ says Kevin Stefanski, What went wrong in Browns' loss to Ravens? "I'm here to do whatever I can to help the team," he said. Njoku caught one of three targets for seven yards in Sunday's 38-7 loss to Pittsburgh. He celebrated, of course, with his vintage "Chief Slam,'' a gesture fans have come to love and teammates join in on. Offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt noted that Njoku will remain a part of the gameplan when healthy. Unfortunately for the Browns, Austin Seibert missed the extra point, and his subsequent 41-yard field goal attempt to earn a one-way ticket out of town on Monday. We will use all of our personnel, and David will be a big part of that.”. When Njoku returns â and it remains to be seen whether that will be in time for Sunday's Week 5 game against the Indianapolis Colts â he'll be back in the tight end rotation with Austin Hooper, rookie Harrison Bryant and Stephen Carlson, who have accounted for 19 total receptions thus far and have caught touchdown passes inside the red zone in the last two games. -- Film review, Cleveland Browns blown out by Baltimore Ravens, 38-6: See social media reaction to the loss, When is Odell Beckham actually going to help the Cleveland Browns win? We are a team that is going to be multiple and versatile so having three tight ends on the field is something you will see from us. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports. For the Browns, they got some good news on the injury front in this one as it appears David Njoku is ready to go. ", The two No. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Chief has been slammed by his knee injury for at least three games. I’m a text or call away, he knows that. Kudos to the whole team, but there is a lot more work to be done.".
Cleveland Browns Week 5 instant reaction: Playoffs? Njoku is eager to pitch in after watching the offense carve its way through defenses during its three-game winning streak. The injuries continue to pile up for the Cleveland Browns early in the season.
Cleveland Browns Linebackers, how are they doing? "That obviously includes blocking, it includes catching and includes all the extracurricular activities. Njoku, the Browns fourth-year tight end and 2017 first-round pick, has been recovering from a knee injury suffered in the season-opening game against Baltimore. See him every day still. His 246-pound, 6-foot-4 frame has been missed from Cleveland's arsenal of playmakers, but the Browns have still dominated defenses with their wide array of other offensive weapons.
Browns TE David Njoku (knee) is questionable to return for Week 1 against the Ravens. The Browns have found a successful balance between their run game and passing attack, and both of those departments require strong tight ends. They will be without linebacker Darius Leonard who is battling a groin injury and offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo with a rib injury. He’ll miss the Bengals game Thursday night and then Washington at home and Dallas on the road. Your privacy is safe with us. Cleveland has been struggling to get healthy on defense this season and while Joseph could still go, the fact that he’s been slowed down is another unfortunate break in a rough season when it comes to their injury woes. Overall, he caught all three of his targets for 50 yards.
The success, though, means even more to Njoku, who is one of six players from the Browns' roster from a winless 2017 season. We talking about Playoffs? It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. "David was hampered by a little limitation of injury early on that kind of set him back, and then Harrison’s performance kind of elevated him above him at this point. Before his injury, Njoku, who has 10 career touchdowns and 1,116 receiving yards on 96 receptions, caught three passes for 50 yards and a touchdown in Week 1. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. "As everyone else sees, we are making great progress. He’s in good spirits and things will get better.”. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. I’m there for him if he needs me. The Cleveland Browns head into Week 5 on a three-game winning streak. His return should provide an upgrade to the position group, which has delivered on the expectations coach Kevin Stefanski envisioned in the offseason. Njoku, who asked to be traded in July and then rescinded it in August once he got back in the building and around his teammates, played only 17 offensive snaps fr 23%, but made the most of them.
Cleveland Browns vs. Colts live stream: How to watch Week 5. X-rays on Wills' leg were negative, and he was believed to suffer a bruise. Njoku was one of the lone offensive bright spots of the game, catching a 1-yard touchdown pass and another big 28-yarder over the middle.
But he posted on Instagram that it’s nothing serious. The brunt of the offensive success thus far has revolved around the Browns' run game, which is currently first in the league in rushing yards per game (204.5) and rushing touchdowns (eight) and has been the catalyst of the franchise's best start to a season since 2001. Aug 17, 2020; Berea, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (85) makes a catch during training camp at the Cleveland Browns training facility.
There’s also Adrian Clayborn, who is questionable heading into the game. Njoku, who continued to have some drop issues in camp while suffering from soreness in his surgically-repaired right wrist, hung on to all three passed that came his way, including the 28-yarder and a 21-yarder over the deep middle with 4:35 left in the game.