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Browns OLB Scott Solomon Reportedly Set to Miss 4-6 Weeks

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reported that Cleveland Browns starting outside linebacker Scott Solomon will miss the next 4-6 weeks with an ankle injury. Solomon played just two snaps in the first game of the season before having to be carted to the back.

The Browns were already thin this past Sunday at outside linebacker, as only Paul Kruger, Barkevious Mingo, and Solomon were available at the position. Mingo only played 13 snaps, presumably because it was his first game back from knee surgery. The team was forced to move DL Armonty Bryant to the outside, where he had cross-trained a bit for part of camp.

The ideal candidate to start in place of Solomon is rookie Nate Orchard, a second round pick. He's been dealing with a back injury for a couple of weeks and was inactive for the opener after having been limited in practice all week. We'll see what his status is on Wednesday, but if he can't go this week, the team might have to make another roster move.