We have signed DE Joe Jackson and placed LB Jacob Phillips on IR.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 1, 2021
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported recently that Phillips tore his biceps tendon and will most likely miss the 2021 season.
Phillips, 22, is a former third-round pick of the Browns back in 2020. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $4,499,404 rookie contract that included an $832,295 signing bonus.
In 2020, Phillips appeared in nine games for the Browns and recorded 24 tackles, no sacks, and a pass deflection.
During his three-year college career, Phillips recorded 218 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception, five pass defenses, one forced fumble, and scored one defensive touchdown.