The Cleveland Browns appear to be limping toward the end of the 2023 NFL season as they’ve suffered several injuries to some of their key players.
The Browns’ offense took massive hits when Nick Chubb and Deshaun Watson were both ruled out for the remainder of the season with knee and shoulder injuries, respectively.
On the defensive end, Myles Garrett has been dealing with a shoulder injury that limited him in Cleveland’s Week 13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
With so many injuries, it’s hard to imagine that the team will be able to get into the playoffs though they can improve their odds with a Week 14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Even the receiving room has taken it’s fair share of hits as Amari Cooper dealt with a rib injury and a concussion.
Fortunately, Cooper was able to clear concussion protocol and is slated to suit up against the Jaguars and fans were excited about the news via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
#Browns star WR Amari Cooper, listed as questionable with a rib injury and a concussion, received his final clearance from the independent neurological consultant and is out of the concussion protocol, sources say.
He’ll play on Sunday vs the #Jaguars.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 9, 2023
— Lukenzo LP (@Lukenzo85546121) December 9, 2023
Huge for the browns!
— Phil (@CBJ2410) December 9, 2023
LETS FREAKING GOOOOOOOO
— A Dude Called Parker (@adcparker) December 9, 2023
— BrownsAlways216 (@brownsalways216) December 9, 2023
Cooper has been one of the few constants for the offense this year, so it’s good to see that he’ll be able to play in a crucial game against Jacksonville.
The Browns offense saw signs of improvement with Joe Flacco under center, so Cooper could be busy as his new quarterback loves to push the ball downfield.
Flacco breathed some life into the Cleveland offense against Los Angeles as he continually looked for receivers for chunk plays.
The Jaguars have been a pass-funnel defense for most of the year, so Cooper should play a big role in the offense.