Browns TE David Njoku ruled out for Texans game

CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – The Browns ruled tight end David Njoku out for Sunday’s game in Houston on Friday.

Njoku has been unable to practice this week due to a knee injury suffered “Late in the last ball game” according to head coach Kevin Stefanski.

Njoku made a brilliant one-handed catch of the tying touchdown in the final minute of the fourth quarter to force overtime in Cleveland’s 23-17 win over the Buccaneers last week.

“He wasn’t able to practice this week so it makes it hard when you can’t,” Stefanski said. “If he was able to go today, then you say he has a chance but wasn’t able to go today.”

The 2017 first round pick missed two games earlier this season after suffering an ankle sprain in Baltimore on October 23.

Njoku has 41 catches for 464 yards and two touchdowns this season for the 4-7 Browns who welcome Deshaun Watson to the starting lineup for his 2022 debut against his former team.

Harrison Bryant moves back into a starting role in Njoku’s absence. He has 23 catches for 179 yards and a touchdown this season.

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