It was not the best of days on the injury front for the Cleveland Browns on Monday.
That is because the team placed cornerback Greedy Williams on injured reserve and announced that they might be without right guard Wyatt Teller for a while.
Official: We’ve placed CB Greedy Williams on injured reserve pic.twitter.com/xZ2vKsrKlJ— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 12, 2020
First up is Williams, who was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury that has sidelined him since he was hurt during a tackling drill on August 25. Williams is dealing with a nerve injury that will not require surgery “at this time,” according to head coach Kevin Stefanski, which means he might be able to play at some point this season.
Williams has missed the first five games, and with a minimum three-game stay on the injured list, he will be out at least until after Cleveland’s bye week, meaning that the earliest he could return is November 15 against the Houston Texans.
As for Teller, he is now in the dreaded “week-to-week” designation after suffering a calf strain during the first quarter of Sunday’s game.
Stefanski has been pretty conservative when talking about injured players, so when he says that Teller is more “week to week, less so day to day,” then it would appear likely that Teller will miss Sunday’s road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
That is going to sting as Teller has been playing at a high level through the first five weeks of the season. Chris Hubbard filled in when Teller went down against the Colts, and it would be a surprise if he did not get the starting nod as along as Teller is sidelined.