Solomon's injury occurred on the fourth play from scrimmage Sunday, and he was later carted from the sideline to the locker room. With the loss of their run-stopping linebacker, the Browns went on to give up 154 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries. In the wake of Solomon's absence, Barkevious Mingo, Nate Orchard, and Armonty Bryant could see more action.
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But much has changed since the former joined the Titans undrafted three years ago and the latter was selected with the sixth overall pick by Cleveland in 2013. And now, Solomon is a threat to earn more playing time than Mingo.
"Scott is very quickly becoming one of my favorite players," Browns defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil told the Canton Repository. "The offense calls him 'Bloodbath.' He's like a heat-seeking missile coming off the edge.
Solomon is battling Mingo and 2014 seventh-rounder Armonty Bryant for on-field action. Mingo fell behind a bit when he sustained a shoulder injury that required surgery.
"(Mingo) is going to have to compete for playing time on early downs," O'Neil added. "He's going to have a role in our sub-packages. No one is guaranteed anything on the defense."
Solomon has played in 22 NFL games, but has yet to contribute to more than nine tackles in a season.
Gipson has been bothered by a knee injury and has not played since Nov. 23. To replace Gipson on the roster, the Browns elevated linebacker
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