The Cleveland Browns will face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon, October 3, 2021 without the services of their 2021 first-round draft pick Greg Newsome II.
CB Greg Newsome is OUT for Sunday’s game vs. Vikings, Stefanski says.
Newsome is considered “week to week.” Won’t go on IR.
— Andrew Gribble (@Andrew_Gribble) September 29, 2021
Newsome left the Bears game in the fourth quarter with a calf injury.
Browns fans were encouraged when he tweeted that he was okay.
I’ll be Good DawgPound ‼️
— Greg Newsome II (@gnewsii) September 26, 2021
It is just that he is not okay as quickly as we hoped.
#Browns Kevin Stefanski said Greedy Williams will start in place of Greg Newsome II Sunday.
— Camryn Justice (@camijustice) September 29, 2021
Starting in his place will be Greedy Williams who knows a thing or two about injuries.
Williams suffered a nerve injury in his shoulder during the Browns 2020 training camp and never set foot on the field last season.
After the Browns drafted Newsome, many questioned if Williams still fit with the Browns roster.
In the name of depth, Williams definitely fits.
Williams and Newsome reportedly have a great relationship despite Newsome winning Williams’ job.
Coach Stefanski also has full faith in Williams.
About Williams, he said:
“He’s had limited reps in the games but I’ve seen him a lot in practice and I think he’s done a nice job … I think you just see a guy who’s continuing to get better.”
It is slightly unusual that Newsome had an MRI on Monday morning, but we do not have any information about it.
Coach Stefanski said on Monday that he would provide an update on Wednesday.
#Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said CB Greg Newsome II underwent an MRI this morning on his calf but he does not have the full results yet. Will update on Wednesday.
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) September 27, 2021
Coach Stefanski’s Wednesday update did not address the specifics of his injury; it just ruled him out of Sunday’s game.
All that we really know is that Newsome was seen in a walking boot at the end of Sunday’s game, according to ESPN’s Kimberly A. Martin.
#Browns rookie CB Greg Newsome just walked by me in a walking boot on his left foot … MRI on calf to come, per Stefanski
— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) September 26, 2021
Could It Be A Calf Strain?
Last season both Denzel Ward and Wyatt Teller dealt with calf injuries.
Their calf strains caused each to miss playing time.
It is possible Newsome has a similar injury.
Newsome’s MRI results should be known so we expect Coach Stefanski will answer more detailed questions about Newsome’s health in the media events leading up to the Vikings game.
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