David Njoku placed on injured reserve

David Njoku placed on injured reserve

The Cleveland Browns have placed tight end David Njoku on injured reserve after suffering an injury in Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Baker Mayfield will have one less target in the passing game when the Cleveland Browns take on the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday. The team has placed tight end David Njoku on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury in Sunday’s embarrassing loss to the Ravens.

David Njoku played 23% of the snaps Sunday and scored the Browns only touchdown. Njoku’s absence should mean more playing time for Harrison Bryant and Stephen Carlson.

Something new for the 2020 season is that players can return after three games after being placed on injured reserve. This allows teams to be more flexible in dealing with injuries that need time to heal but are not season ending.