Jacob Phillips

Jacob Phillips out for season

The third-year Cleveland Browns linebacker has a torn pectoral muscle.

The hits to the Cleveland Browns defense keep on coming. Jacob Phillips will require surgery on a torn pectoral muscle that end his season.

Phillips tallied seven of his team-leading 46 combined tackles in just under 50% of the defensive snaps during Sunday’s loss to Baltimore.

The loss of Jacob Phillips will require yet another player to take over wearing the green dot on defense. Those duties did belong to Anthony Walker prior to his season-ending injury. Perhaps recently signed Deion Jones could take over as the Browns seem to like a linebacker having that responsibility.

Injuries have unfortunately been quite familiar to Jacob Phillips as they have resulted in missing 20 out of a possible 31 games. When Phillips has played it has not necessarily been anything positive to take away from it, totaling 88 tackles in 20 games (eight starts). With relatively uninspiring play and yet another injury, this could be the end of Phillips’ time in Cleveland.

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