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Browns rookie safety Grant Delpit being evaluated for Achilles injury sustained during practice

Additional players injured during practice
Grant Delpit
Posted at 5:19 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 17:19:46-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns are evaluating rookie safety Grant Delpit for an Achilles injury he sustained during practice Monday, according to the team.

Delpit suffered the injury during individual drills early in Monday’s practice and will undergo further testing, the team said.

The rookie was selected with a second-round pick out of LSU and was set to have a significant role with the Browns secondary.

Delpit was dubbed one of the top defensive backs in LSU history, winning the 2019 Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back. He recorded 199 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 7 sacks and 8 interceptions in his time at LSU.

In addition to Delpit's injury, linebacker Solomon Ajayi left practice early due to the heat, cornerback M.J. Stewart left practice early with a hamstring injury and cornerback Greedy Williams left practice early with a shoulder injury.

The Browns have been dealing with several injuries since the start of training camp. Running back Nick Chubb was sidelined after being placed in concussion protocol but has since returned, as has defensive end Myles Garrett who was sidelined for several days with a tweaked hamstring. Safety Karl Joseph and wide receiver Jarvis Landry have been limited as they come back from a foot injury and hip surgery, respectively. Center JC Tretter underwent a knee procedure which has taken him out of practice and linebacker Mack Wilson recently suffered a knee injury during practice. Cornerback Kevin Johnson was hospitalized with a laceration to his liver after a player landed on him during practice last week.

RELATED: Browns CB Kevin Johnson discharged from hospital after suffering liver laceration

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