The Cleveland Browns did not practice on Monday after the disappointing Week 6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
There were probably a host of reasons for taking the day off on a short week when the Browns face the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football.
One of those reasons had to be injuries.
20 players were listed on the Browns injury report on Monday.
— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) October 18, 2021
Though every team is dealing with injuries now that we are into Week 6, this is not good news for the Browns.
There are a laundry list of ailments players are dealing with.
— BROWNS OR DIE 💀 (@BrownsorDie) October 18, 2021
The offense is very battered right now.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield continues to deal with the injury to his non throwing shoulder from the Week 2 game.
He reinjured it against the Cardinals but continued to play.
#Browns QB Baker Mayfield said he thinks he’ll be able to play through shoulder injury. He said it dislocated again. His left arm is in a sling. “It feels like s***,” he said.
— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) October 17, 2021
After the game, he was seen wearing a sling.
Then, there is the offensive line which has had persistent injury problems practically from Week 1.
Both Hunt and Beckham were injured during the Cardinals game.
David Njoku continues to deal with a knee injury.
The defensive side of the ball is hurting too.
Linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has an ankle injury that will keep him out for weeks.
He is likely to go on IR.
Losing JOK is a massive loss for a terrible defense with few bright spots. https://t.co/TIfn6Gz4eC
— H🔨mmer (@BrownsBacker15) October 18, 2021
Hopefully, a Monday rest day is just what the doctor ordered because the Browns need as many healthy bodies as possible to take on the Broncos on Thursday night.