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WR Ricardo Louis out for season with neck injury, 3 other players on PUP list

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SS Jabrill Peppers, OT Desmond Harrison, and DE Chad Thomas begin on the PUP.

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On Wednesday, the Cleveland Browns announced that WR Ricardo Louis will miss the entire 2018 season with a neck injury. Despite being the team’s leading receiver in 2017 (which wasn’t saying much), only 12% of fans thought he was going to make the roster this season due to the additions of Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway.

In addition, the team announced that the following three players will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list:

  • OT Desmond Harrison (ankle)
  • DE Chad Thomas (groin)
  • SS Jabrill Peppers (groin)

Those three moves do not open up spots on the 90-man roster, but it gives the team options to keep them on the list into the regular season (if they were to be injured that long). Odds are, most of them will be back before long.

Cleveland also utilized the “Did Not Report” label with WR Josh Gordon as a mechanism to (at least temporarily) open another roster spot. So the losses of Louis and Gordon mean two spots are open for Cleveland to add players in the coming days — training camp officially opens to the public on Thursday.