Wide receiver Rod Streater fractured a bone in his neck in Sunday’s loss to the Chargers and will miss the season, ESPN.com’s Pat McManamon tweets. On the plus side, Streater will not need surgery and doctors expect him to make a full recovery.
Streater was signed to a one-year deal last month following the Josh Gordon trade. The deal snapped a long layoff for the 30-year-old, who had not played in a regular season game since the ’16 season with the 49ers.
Streater was on the roster for three games, but did not have a pass thrown in his direction. His final stat line with Cleveland consists of one carry for negative 11 yards against the Ravens.
A 6-foot-2 pass-catcher, Streater’s most notable NFL work came with the Raiders many years ago. He caught 60 passes for 888 yards and four touchdowns with Oakland in 2013, doing so after surpassing 500 air yards as a rookie in 2012. In the seasons since, he hasn’t exceeded 300 yards combined.
In related news, Browns rookie receiver Derrick Willies underwent surgery for his broken collarbone. But, unlike Streater, he is a candidate to return from IR later this year.