Wilson (knee) was moved to the regular season PUP list Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Wilson, who broke his kneecap in rookie minicamp, was never removed from the preseason PUP list. He won't be eligible to return to game action until Week 7.
Wilson (knee) was placed on the Browns' Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. The fourth-round pick broke his kneecap in rookie minicamp, so the move comes as no surprise. Wilson was able to avoid surgery, so a mid-season return is still possible. With Joe Haden and Jason McCourty expected to slot in as the Browns' starting cornerbacks, it's likely Wilson will be used as a depth option if and when he returns.
Wilson is no longer expected to need surgery on his fractured kneecap and is aiming for a return midseason, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports. According to Rapoport, the injury wasn't as bad as originally expected and the Browns believe they'll be able to get Wilson back in 12-to-16 weeks. That puts an early return potentially in the first half of the season, which is good news for the Browns secondary depth. They recently added Jason McCourty as a free agent and he'll likely be the favorite to start opposite Joe Haden, so once healthy, Wilson figures to work as a depth option.
Wilson will require surgery on his fractured kneecap and could be out for the season, Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot reports. Cabot notes that Wilson has a history of knee injuries, including a torn ACL he suffered in college. The fourth-rounder was expected to compete for playing time opposite Joe Haden, but his injury will likely result in the Browns exploring other options outside the organization to add secondary depth.
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