Browns LT Jedrick Wills Jr. undergoes MRI; Kevin Stefanski says “Everything is on the table”


CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) - Browns left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. underwent an MRI Monday as he continues to battle a left ankle injury suffered in Week 1 at Kansas City.

Wills was unable to finish a game for the third straight week due to the injury Sunday at Minnesota that saw the Browns pull out a 14-7 victory.

His status for this week’s game in Los Angeles against the Chargers is up in the air.

“We’ll see how he is with this ankle and see how he does throughout the week,” Stefanski said.

Wills ended up playing 57 of the team’s 78 offensive snaps before giving way to rookie James Hudson III.

“I think he was OK,” Stefanski said. “He had a false start penalty there. He is getting better. He is somebody who we get a good look at him at practice, and he gets a lot of good reps. Part of Jed being out at some of these practices has given him an opportunity to get some really good reps. I think he is progressing and working really hard.”

Chris Hubbard, who has been sidelined with a triceps injury, could be an option should Wills need time.

“Chris Hubbard is getting better and making progress,” Stefanski said.

Stefanski was asked once again Monday if he would consider sitting Wills to give him some time to heal.

“We make these decisions daily, we make these decisions with the information available to us,” Stefanski said. “It was unfortunate that he got his ankle caught there, but everything’s on the table there.”

According to Pro Football Focus, Wills graded out overall at 58.5 – 37.7 in pass blocking and 73.8 in the run game – against the Vikings. Each of the last three games Wills’ lowest grades from the website have come in pass protection. He graded out 45.8 against Chicago and 61.4 against Houston.

Wills, who was carted from the sideline to the locker room in the second quarter of a 33-29 loss to the Chiefs on September 12, was seen leaving U.S. Bank Stadium in a walking boot.