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  • Browns' Jacob Phillips: Placed on IR

    The Browns placed Phillips (pectoral) on injured reserve Wednesday, Anthony Poisal of the team's official site reports. Phillips' placement on IR comes just two days after coach Kevin Stefanski said that his injury is likely a season-ending pectoral tear. Last season, a biceps injury limited Phillips to just four appearances. In his stead, Cleveland will likely lean on Deion Jones, who was acquired from Atlanta via trade Oct. 10.
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  • Browns' Jacob Phillips: Likely done for season

    Phillips is believed to have sustained a season-ending pectoral injury during Sunday's loss at Baltimore, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports. It's a tough blow to a Cleveland front seven that was already struggling to defend the run. If Phillips does indeed miss the remainder of the 2022 campaign, the Browns will probably need to lean more heavily on Deion Jones at linebacker.
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  • Browns' Jacob Phillips: Records sack in loss

    Phillips had 10 tackles and one sack in Week 5's 30-28 loss to the Chargers. For the second consecutive week, Phillips played 100 percent of the defensive snaps while filling in for the injured Anthony Walker (quadriceps), who will miss the rest of the season. It should also be noted that the Browns were gashed on the ground by the Chargers, who rolled up 238 rushing yards (7.0 YPC). Following the game, Cleveland acquired linebacker Deion Jones (shoulder) from Atlanta, and he is expected to be part of the linebacker rotation, which could mean a drop in playing time for Phillips.
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  • Browns' Jacob Phillips: Productive as starter

    Phillips tallied seven tackles (six solo) during the Browns' 23-20 loss to Atlanta on Sunday. Phillips started Sunday's game and tied for the team lead in tackles. Since Anthony Walker (quadriceps) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, Phillips should continue to serve as the Browns' starting middle linebacker going forward.
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  • Browns' Jacob Phillips: Stepping up for Walker

    Phillips will start in place of the injured Anthony Walker (quadriceps) in Sunday's game against Atlanta, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports. Phillips filled in after Walker left last week's win over the Steelers and recorded seven tackles, including a sack, along with a pass defensed. Walker has since been ruled out for the rest of the season, so Phillips steps in at middle linebacker and will relay play calls on defense. The three-year veteran has played 16 games since being selected in the third round of the 2020 Draft.
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  • Browns' Jacob Phillips: Clears COVID protocols

    The Browns activated Phillips (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. Phillips played 24 defensive snaps in his season debut versus Baltimore in Week 14, after coming off IR, but he then missed Week 15 because of a positive test for COVID-19. Now that he's gained full clearance, the second-year pro can be considered on track for Saturday's game in Green Bay.
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  • Browns' Jacob Phillips: Lands on COVID list

    Phillips was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday after testing positive for the virus, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Phillips was activated from injured reserve last week and had three tackles in his season debut, but he's now in the health and safety protocols.
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  • Browns' Jacob Phillips: Shifts to injured reserve

    Phillips (biceps) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. Phillips recently underwent surgery to repair a torn biceps, so it's hardly a surprise to see him land on injured reserve. He'll be eligible to be activated after missing three games but is expected to be sidelined for the full 2021 campaign.
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  • Browns' Jacob Phillips: Ruled out again

    Phillips (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Phillips will miss another game after having aggravated his pre-existing knee injury Week 5. The rookie third-round pick's next chance to retake the field will come Nov. 1 versus the Raiders.
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  • Browns' Jacob Phillips: Considered questionable

    Phillips (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Cowboys, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Phillips logged a full week of practice for the first time this season, and while it was in a limited capacity, he'll have a chance to play Sunday. The rookie third-rounder's eventual role is a bit undefined at this time, but he'll likely serve as a reserve linebacker to start.
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