Browns’ Howard Wilson Done For Year

Cornerback Howard Wilson is expected to miss the entire 2018 season with a torn patella tendon, the Browns announced on Tuesday. It’s an unfortunate setback for the 2017 fourth-round pick, who also missed his would-be rookie season with the same ailment. Wilson is expected to be placed on injured reserve in the coming days.

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In 2017, the Browns traded up with the Broncos in order to select the Houston standout. The 6’1″ defender missed the bulk of his 2015 collegiate season with a torn ACL, but came back strong in ’06 as he intercepted five passes. After three serious knee injuries in four years, Wilson’s football future is in flux.

Fortunately for the Browns, they are not short on options at cornerback. The Browns’ revamped secondary will see free agent pickup T.J. Carrie start opposite of first-round pick Denzel Ward with newcomers E.J. Gaines and Terrance Mitchell among those in support at cornerback.

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    • sufferfortribe
      sufferfortribe

      He had the kneecap repaired last time, and was hoping the tendon would heal without surgery. It didn’t.

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      • itslonelyatthetrop

        Bad knees are contagious… that other one will soon match. Maybe best to move on from him soon.

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        • sufferfortribe
          sufferfortribe

          He’ll be on injured reserve again. Doesn’t hurt to keep him around another year, and see if he recovers. It’s not like he’s taking someone’s spot.

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  1. PK11

    4th round pick in 2017 but was playing in ’06? How many years of eligibility did this kid have in college?! Or just another Zach Links Special…

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    • itslonelyatthetrop

      Or he’s a time traveler. Not always a linear chain events for those people.

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