The biggest chance the Browns have at a big-time receiver didn’t make it through practice yesterday, though they’re hoping it’s not a big deal.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns wide receiver Dwayne Bowe left practice with a knee injury, and didn’t return.
“We might hold him out Thursday,” Browns coach Mike Pettine said. “I’ll wait to see the results of it. It wasn’t anything serious, but especially in the spring with anything, we’re going to tend to err on the side of being conservative.”
Bowe apparently got tangled up with a defender and came up limping, which is going to be a concern despite the severity. The Browns lack offensive punch, and without Bowe, it would be even worse.
But Pettine said he expected Bowe back next week, regardless.
“He’s been good,” Pettine said. “He’s been a veteran. He’s been a good role model for those young guys. Just the ability to win outside some of the back-shoulder throws we’ve been able to make. The other day, the first play of our red zone period, he caught a touchdown up the seam. Just a bigger body with a big catch radius. To me, that’s just something you can’t coach. We’re glad he’s here.”
Now they just have to wait to see when he’s back there.