BEREA, Ohio — The Browns got some good news and some bad news on their rookies receivers Saturday.
While third-rounder David Bell was activated off the physically unable to perform list with his foot injury, sixth-rounder Michael Woods II ‘will miss some time’ with his hamstring injury, coach Kevin Stefanski said.
It’s disappointing for the Browns and for Woods, because he was the No. 1 standout among young players in training camp.
He also missed much of the offseason program with the hamstring, and it reared its ugly head in practice on Thursday. Despite his sixth-round status, Woods has an excellent chance to make the 53-man roster, and will still likely do so.
He’s displayed good speed, hands and toughness. He started his career at Arkansas, but transferred to Oklahoma for his final season, which is where he got on the radar of pro teams.
On a brighter note, Stefanski said he expects Bell, who likely had a stress fracture in the foot, will be able to catch up quickly because he banked so many good reps in the offseason program.
In addition, defensive end Stephen Weatherly, who was placed on injured reserve Saturday, will undergo surgery on his knee. Stefanski, who has a history with him from their Minnesota days, was very disappointed he’ll be lost for the season.
The Browns signed former USFL Defensive Player of the Year Chris Odom to help replace Weatherly, at least for training camp.
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