The comeback journey for OL Chris Faulk has ended, at least as a member of the Cleveland Browns. The team waived Faulk Monday morning after he had been active for the first two days of training camp.
Faulk tore two ligaments in his right knee at LSU in 2012, but was a pretty highly-touted prospect. He went undrafted, but the Browns had signed him last offseason. He was never able to participate in training camp, so the team placed him on injured reserve. It was believed that he was finally healthy, but I guess the new coaching staff preferred other linemen on the roster. Two of those linemen could be OT Martin Wallace and OT Reid Fragel. When LT Joe Thomas had the day off Sunday, Wallace filled in at left tackle with the first-team offense.
The Browns also released a statement before Monday's practice about OG Jason Pinkston:
#Browns & G Jason Pinkston's agents release joint statement saying he "has not been medically cleared to participate in football activities"— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) July 28, 2014
This further fuels the speculation that Pinkston might have another lung-related issue, and if so, we might have seen the last of him in a Browns uniform, unfortunately.