CLEVELAND — For weeks now, Cleveland Browns fans have been wondering when cornerback Greedy Williams will make his 2020 debut.
It appears, however, the wait will last a little bit longer.
Speaking to reporters one day after the Browns' 32-23 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski announced that the team would be placing Williams on injured reserve due to the shoulder injury that's kept him sidelined through the first five weeks of the 2020 campaign. According to Stefanski, while the Browns were initially hopeful that the second-year LSU product would have returned by now, he is now dealing a nerve injury related to the injury.
At a minimum, Williams will miss at least the next three weeks after being placed on I.R. Stefanski also said that Williams' injury will not require surgery and it remains possible he'll return by the end of the season.
In addition to Williams, it appears the Browns may also be without another key starter when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday. After Wyatt Teller left Cleveland's win over the Colts with a calf strain, Stefanski said that the offensive guard is now considered "week to week." Asked if it was possible that Teller would play against Pittsburgh, Stefanski stressed that he was more "week to week" than he was "day to day."
Additionally, rookie linebacker Jacob Phillips is dealing with a knee injury, the severity of which is yet to be determined. In positive news, Stefanski said that he's hopeful safety Karl Joseph (hamstring) and defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (abdomen) will be able to play against Pittsburgh after missing Sunday's contest vs. Indianapolis.
As for Baker Mayfield, Stefanski said the Browns quarterback will continue to monitor a ribs injury, although the No. 1 pick of the 2018 NFL Draft didn't leave any doubt about his availability for Sunday.
"Mama didn't raise no wuss," said Mayfield, whose X-rays on the injury were negative.