Cleveland Browns Tight End David Njoku Placed on Injured Reserve

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Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (85) celebrates his touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

David Njoku will miss multiple weeks. The Cleveland Browns placed the third year tight end on injured reserve Friday due to a broken wrist.

Njoku suffered the injury last Monday night in the 23-3 victory over the New York Jets. Njoku went up in the air to try and haul in a high pass from quarterback Baker Mayfield. A Jets defender clipped Njoku and he flipped over, landing on his head. Njoku left the game with a concussion. Both injuries happened on the same play.

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If there is a silver lining, the Browns starting tight end does not need surgery. Njoku is eligible to return. The tight end tallied four receptions for 37 yards and one touchdown in two games.

Pharaoh Brown, Ricky Seals-Jones and Demetrius Harris will replace Njoku.

The Browns used the open spot on the roster due to Njoku’s injury by signing safety  Juston Burris. The safety was released by the Browns on September 1. Burris joined the Oakland Raiders on September 13 and was waived Thursday.

Scott Piker is the Cleveland BrownsCleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians Managing Editor for Full Press So follow him on twitter @ScottPikerSport

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