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Browns receiver Jarvis Landry placed on Injured Reserve

Jarvis Landry
Posted at 1:22 PM, Sep 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-21 13:22:04-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been placed on the Reserve/Injured list with an MCL sprain, the team announced Tuesday.

During the opening drive of Sunday's home opener against the Houston Texans, quarterback Baker Mayfield found Landry for nine yards, but after the play, Landry limped off the field. After being checked out in the medical tent on the sideline, Landry went back to the locker room with trainers. The team announced he was questionable to return with a knee injury and in the third quarter officially ruled him out for the remainder.

MRI results came in Monday showing Landry's injury was an MCL sprain.

Head coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that they would continue to evaluate him to see if he would need to be placed on IR, and made the move the following day.

Now on the IR, Landry will miss at least three weeks.

While Landry is sidelined, Stefanski said he expects him to continue to be a leader of his teammates.

Landry will be able to return from IR, if healthy, after three weeks with the rules that were modified last season. Before last season, players who were placed on IR would have been required to miss a minimum of six weeks worth of practice and eight weeks worth of games.

Teams are once again allowed to return an unlimited number of players from IR this season when before they would have been limited to two players per year.

Meanwhile, the Browns will rely on Rashard Higgins, Donovan-Peoples Jones, Anthony Schwartz and Demetric Felton in the receivers room, as well as Odell Beckham Jr., should he be cleared to return.

In addition to placing Landry on IR, the Browns signed defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo from the practice squad.

Originally a 2017 seventh-round pick by the Minnesota Vikings out of Northwestern, Odenigbo, an Ohio native, has played in 32 regular season games and recorded 59 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries over his four-year career. He spent the first two weeks of the 2021 season on the Browns practice squad.

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BROWNS 2021 SCHEDULE

Preseason

WEEK 1 · W · Sat 8/14 · 7:00 PM at Jacksonville Jaguars (23-13)
WEEK 2 · W · Sun 8/22 · 1:00 PM vs. New York Giants (17-13)
WEEK 3 · W · Sun 8/29 · 8:00 PM at Atlanta Falcons (19-10)

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WEEK 1 · L ·Sun 9/12 · 4:25 PM EST at Kansas City Chiefs (33-29)

WEEK 2 · W · Thu 9/19 · 1:00 PM EST Houston Texans (31-21)

WEEK 3 · W · Sun 9/26 · 1:00 PM EST Chicago Bears (26-6)

WEEK 4 · W · Sun 10/3 · 1:00 PM EST at Minnesota Vikings (14-7)

WEEK 5 · L· Sun 10/10 · 4:05 PM EST at Los Angeles Chargers (47-42)

WEEK 6 · L· Sun 10/17 · 4:05 PM EST Arizona Cardinals (37-14)

WEEK 7 · W · Thu 10/21 · 8:20 PM EST Denver Broncos (17-14)

WEEK 8 · Sun 10/31 · 1:00 PM EST Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)

WEEK 9 · Sun 11/7 · 1:00 PM EST at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)

WEEK 10 · Sun 11/14 · 1:00 PM EST at New England Patriots (CBS)

WEEK 11 · Sun 11/21 · 1:00 PM EST Detroit Lions (FOX)

WEEK 12 · Sun 11/28 · 8:20 PM EST at Baltimore Ravens (NBC)

WEEK 13 · BYE

WEEK 14 · Mon 12/12 · 1:00 PM EST Baltimore Ravens (CBS)

WEEK 15 · Dec. 18/19 · TBD Las Vegas Raiders (TBD)

WEEK 16 · Sat 12/25 · 4:30 PM at Green Bay Packers (FOX/NFLN/AMZ)

WEEK 17 · Mon 1/3 · 8:15 PM EST at Pittsburgh Steelers (ESPN)

WEEK 18 · Sun 1/9 · 1:00 PM EST Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)