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Official Browns Press Release – Robert Griffin injury update

 BEREA, Ohio – Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III sustained a significant injury during the team’s season opener at Philadelphia on Sunday and has been placed on injured reserve.*

He is expected to miss an extended period of time during the 2016 season after medical tests on Sunday night and Monday morning revealed a fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder. Although surgery is not required at this time, Griffin’s left shoulder will be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks.

“It’s very unfortunate, Robert came in and has worked extremely hard to learn our offense and earn the respect of his teammates,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said. “This is a tough loss because everyone has seen how invested he has been in this team and his dedication to the work needed to improve his craft. We all know these are the realities of the NFL, injuries occur and you have to find ways to overcome them so they don’t impede your progress. Robert will do everything in his power to rehab and get healthy but Josh McCown is on this roster for a reason and we have great confidence in him. He is more than capable. His veteran presence has been an asset to our team throughout our process of preparing for the season. We look forward to him assuming the role of the starter and leading our offensive unit.”

Griffin signed with the Browns as a free agent in March. He completed 12 of 26 passes for 190 yards and added 37 rushing yards against the Eagles.

McCown started eight games for the Browns last season. He completed 186 of 292 passes for 2,109 yards with 12 touchdowns, four interceptions and a 93.3 rating in 2015.

* Under the new injured reserve rules for the 2016 season, each team can designate one player to return. Designation does not need to be made until that player is able to return to practice. A player placed on injured reserve is eligible to return to practice in six weeks and must miss a minimum of eight games.


What did former Browns QB TIM COUCH have to say about Josh McCown being named the starter vs Oakland, dealing with concussions, hometown boos and Johnny Manziel’s future? Listen here as he joined me today on the Kenny Roda Show on News-Talk 1480 WHBC – http://cdn.stationcaster.com/…/mpeg/TIM_COUCH-1443038676.mp3

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Veteran QB to return to practice Wednesday

 By: Andrew Gribble, ClevelandBrowns.com Senior Staff Writer

BEREA, Ohio – Josh McCown is out of the NFL’s concussion protocol and is set to make his second start of the season Sunday against the Oakland Raiders at FirstEnergy Stadium, Head Coach Mike Pettine announced Wednesday.

McCown was injured at the end of Cleveland’s first offensive series of the season. He completed 5-of-8 passes for 49 yards and ran three times for 23 yards.

McCown will be on the practice field this afternoon when the Browns begin their on-field preparations for the Raiders.




WR 16 Andrew Hawkins 18 Taylor Gabriel 85 Vince Mayle 15 Marlon Moore 7 Josh Lenz 10 Darius Jennings
LT 73 Joe Thomas 79 Andrew McDonald 64 Darrian Miller
LG 75 Joel Bitonio 70 Vinston Painter [68 Joe Madsen]
C 55 Alex Mack 62 Ryan Seymour 65 Eric Olsen
RG 77 John Greco 74 Cameron Erving 63 Karim Barton
RT 72 Mitchell Schwartz 61 Michael Bowie 69 Erle Ladson
TE 82 Gary Barnidge 81 Jim Dray 84 Rob Housler 88 E.J. Bibbs 89 Manasseh Garner
[86 Randall Telfer]
WR 83 Brian Hartline 11 Travis Benjamin 17 Rodney Smith 5 Shane Winn [80 Dwayne Bowe]  [87 Terrelle Pryor]
QB 13 Josh McCown 2 Johnny Manziel 3 Thaddeus Lewis 9 Connor Shaw
RB 34 Isaiah Crowell 28 Terrance West 20 Shaun Draughn 35 Jalen Parmele 49 Timothy Flanders  [29 Duke Johnson Jr.] [41 Glenn Winston]
FB [44 Malcolm Johnson] [42 Luke Lundy]
RE 94 Randy Starks 93 John Hughes III 66 Jamie Meder 78 Christian Tupou [90 Billy Winn]
NT 98 Phil Taylor 71 Danny Shelton 67 Ishmaa’ily Kitchen 60 Jacobbi McDaniel
LE 92 Desmond Bryant 95 Armonty Bryant 96 Xavier Cooper 97 Dylan Wynn
OLB 99 Paul Kruger 48 Nate Orchard
MIKE 56 Karlos Dansby 59 Tank Carder 52 Hayes Pullard III
WILL 58 Christian Kirksey 53 Craig Robertson
OLB 54 Scott Solomon 91 Mike Reilly [51 Barkevious Mingo]
RCB 22 Tramon Williams 36 K’Waun Williams 43 Charles Gaines 37 Kendall James [27 Robert Nelson Jr.]
LCB 23 Joe Haden 21 Justin Gilbert 24 Johnson Bademosi 35 Joe Rankin [26 Pierre Desir]  [25 Ifo Ekpre-Olomu]
FS 39 Tashaun Gipson 33 Jordan Poyer 40 De’Ante Saunders
SS 31 Donte Whitner 30 Ibraheim Campbell 38 Landon Feichter
P 8 Andy Lee
K 6 Travis Coons 4 Carey Spear
H 8 Andy Lee
KR 15 Marlon Moore 20 Shaun Draughn 21 Justin Gilbert 10 Darius Jennings [29 Duke Johnson Jr.]
PR 11 Travis Benjamin 22 Tramon Williams 33 Jordan Poyer 18 Taylor Gabriel 5 Shane Winn
LS 47 Charley Hughlett
Rookies are underlined
Injured players are in [brackets] at the end