Chalk this up to an unexpected news start to your Saturday: the Cleveland Browns announced that TE David Njoku suffered burn injuries to his face and arm during a household accident. As a result, he was added to the injury report and listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.
As another precaution, the team elevated TE Zaire Mitchell-Paden to the active roster from the practice squad. Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer added more detail about Njoku's burns:
David Njoku's burns occurred when he was lighting a firepit in his backyard. He's okay. https://t.co/Oajx4d7xJR— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) September 30, 2023
In addition, QB P.J. Walker was also elevated from the practice squad.
Is the elevation of Walker a precaution in case something happens with QB Deshaun Watson’s shoulder during the game? Or, is it a sign that Watson will actually be out, and Walker will be the backup quarterback?