CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns have activated tight end David Njoku from injured reserve in time for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Njoku has been practicing for three weeks since recovering from surgery to repair a broken wrist suffered in a 23-3 win over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey in a Week 2 “Monday Night Football” matchup.
Until now, Njoku has not dealt with major injury concerns in his professional career, as he played in 34 straight games since joining the Browns via a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami (Florida).
In two games this season, Njoku has four receptions in seven targets for 37 yards and one touchdown, which came in the Browns’ 43-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans in the 2019 regular-season opener at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Sunday, September 8.
“Hopeful. More hopeful than expecting,” Njoku said. “Once I felt I was ready to play, I was told upstairs and you just have to follow protocol.
“Consistency [with] everything. Obviously, you can catch a ball once, but doing it multiple times and knowing you are capable of doing it is the best thing.”