Field Yates of ESPN reports that the knee injury sustained by Browns DL Danny Shelton is expected to require a recovery period of 3-6 weeks.
Given how close we are toward the start of the season, the Browns could face a tough decision as to whether they should carry him on their active roster or place him on injured reserve as a candidate to bring back later on in the year.
Shelton suffered the injury yesterday, but it’s at least a good sign that he won’t require surgery.
Shelton, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Browns back in 2015. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $11.703 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $1,498,970 and $2,030,955 over the next two years.
The Browns will have to decide whether to pick up his fifth-year option next year.
In 2016, Shelton appeared in all 16 games and recorded 59 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 15 interior defensive lineman out of 125 qualifying players.