CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns cornerback Greedy Williams will be placed on the injured reserve list with a nerve injury in his shoulder after missing the first five weeks of the season.
Williams has been sidelined all season with a shoulder injury that he said came from a hard hit during training camp.
Head coach Kevin Stefanski said that Williams’ shoulder injury will not require surgery and the team is hopeful that he can return this season.
The Browns held out from placing Williams on the IR, hoping for good news with his shoulder injury each week. Williams returned to practice ahead of the matchup against the Washington Football Team, but has not been active for game days.
Last season, Williams recorded 47 tackles and two passes defended in the 12 games he played in.
Williams will not be eligible to return for at least three weeks after being placed on IR.
Players are able to return from IR, if healthy, after three weeks with the new rules this season. Normally, players who are placed on IR must miss a minimum of six weeks worth of practice and eight weeks worth of games. Teams are also allowed to return an unlimited number of players from IR this season when normally they are limited to two players per year.
Williams joins running back Nick Chubb and wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge as players on IR who are expected to return this season. Safety Grant Delpit and return specialist JoJo Natson were placed on IR with season-ending injuries.