The Browns make another flurry of moves on Saturday

The Cleveland Browns head into the week for their first preseason game with some question marks. Outside of QB Deshaun Watson’s disciplinary process, the Browns’ injury problems seem to be piling up, particularly at wide receiver.

Luckily, they seem to have a few healthy players as well.

Injuries are part of a game that is full-contact and, often, a collision sport in its own right. Although focusing on one team often leads fans to think that their team is more injury-prone than the next, they often equalize during training camp.

It’s the injuries that cost key players their entire season or hit for significant stretches that really cause problems.

On Saturday, Cleveland made another flurry of moves to update its roster:

Signature of Chris Odom confirmed

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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 placed in 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 injured reserve for the year:

The veteran was brought in to help stabilize the rotation but won’t have a chance to do so for Cleveland this year.

Another WR injury that is worse than the others

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When David Bell and Anthony Schwartz were injured, Stefanski appeared to play down their injuries. Unfortunately, rookie WR Mike Woods II didn’t have that kind of understatement:

Woods has played well in camp so far, but the injury will likely prevent him from having an impact at the start of the season.

David Bell, Anthony Walker Officially from the 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 great rookie year for the team. Stefanski noted that Bell needed to catch up:

WR Javon Wims finally healthy

Although we haven’t heard of the illness that led to veteran WR Javon Wims being placed on the list of unable to play due to illness, Wims is finally back in training. Given the length of his illness, it may take time for him to be physically and mentally ready to compete for a job, even with the injuries of the position.

Another WR returns

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

With waiver injured Isaiah Weston and Woods unavailable, the Browns get their best receiver back at just the right time.



The story originally appeared on Browns Wire

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