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Browns place Jordan Poyer on injured reserve with lacerated kidney

Cleveland Browns free safety Jordan Poyer (33) walks off the field after being shaken up on a play against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) AP

Browns safety Jordan Poyer had to be taken to the hospital after getting injured in last Sunday’s loss to the Titans and wound up spending the night after being diagnosed with a lacerated kidney.

On Monday, Browns coach Hue Jackson said that Poyer wanted to return to the team but that he didn’t yet know whether that was going to be a possibility this season.

“He wants to be back with his teammates, battling with those guys,” Jackson said, via the Akron Beacon Journal. “Like most of our players do, they feel like when they’re not around these guys like they’re letting them down. He’s not. He took a major hit. Obviously that’s going to take some time for him to heal.”

It looks like a return will be unlikely. The Browns placed Poyer on injured reserve Tuesday, which means he’ll miss at least eight weeks while recovering. He could return for the last handful of games, but that may be a long shot given the severity of the injury. Poyer started all six games for the Browns this year and had 39 tackles.

The Browns promoted defensive back Ed Reynolds from the practice squad to fill Poyer’s roster spot. He was a fifth-round pick of the Eagles in 2014 and spent his rookie season on the practice squad before recording 21 tackles and an interception in six games last season. He signed to the Browns practice squad after being cut by the Eagles in early September.

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4 Responses to “Browns place Jordan Poyer on injured reserve with lacerated kidney”
  1. NFLexpert says: Oct 18, 2016 12:34 PM

    Just throw him on the big pile of so many other injured NFL players. All these injuries are the result of all th babying going on in training camps because of the NFLPA contract demands for lighter camp schedules…

  2. shadywarrior says: Oct 18, 2016 12:44 PM

    Look up his lady friend Rachel Bush. Being stuck at home with that? Don’t threaten me with a good time…

  3. Brown Anchor says: Oct 18, 2016 12:50 PM

    Just throw him on the big pile of so many other injured NFL players. All these injuries are the result of all th babying going on in training camps because of the NFLPA contract demands for lighter camp schedules…

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    You obviously didn’t watch the game. Poyer got lit up from a blindside block on a punt. No amount of training camp would have benefited avoiding injury on that hit.

  4. Rdog says: Oct 18, 2016 1:19 PM

    Brown Anchor says:
    Oct 18, 2016 12:50 PM

    You obviously didn’t watch the game. Poyer got lit up from a blindside block on a punt. No amount of training camp would have benefited avoiding injury on that hit.

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    You obviously didn’t watch the game. The blindside block was called on the wrong player – it was Nate Palmer that committed the penalty. Antonio Andrews’ hit on Poyer was clean and my goodness, was it a hard hit. Poyer didn’t see him coming, but I don’t think it was a blindside block. Poyer was hit right between the numbers. Look it up…

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