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Browns CB Howard Wilson to miss entire 2018 season after surgery on patella tendon

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The Browns are down a cornerback for the rest of the season.

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The Cleveland Browns completely revamped their secondary this offseason, and some fans wondered where that would leave cornerback Howard Wilson as part of the rotation. A fourth-round pick in 2017, he missed the entire season after suffering a broken kneecap during rookie minicamp.

On Tuesday, his 2018 season came to an end when the team announced he had surgery this morning to repair that left patellar tendon he tore a year ago. Why did he wait so long for the surgery? The only presumption one can make is that they hoped it would heal naturally...and during the offseason programs, he must have still not been right.

Cleveland is still in solid shape at the cornerback position, though, with fourth overall pick Denzel Ward, T.J. Carrie, E.J. Gaines, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, and Terrance Mitchell in place. In fact, had Wilson been healthy, he probably would have been a long shot to make the final roster...but it still sucks knowing he won’t get the opportunity to try.