Stephenson (suspension) has decided to retire after six NFL seasons, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
A third-round pick of the Chiefs in 2012, Stephenson signed a one-year contract with the Browns earlier this offseason. He was expected to compete for the starting role at right tackle, but he skipped all of voluntary workouts and mandatory minicamp last month and was suspended for the first two games of the season. With his retirement announced, it's expected that Chris Hubbard will get the starting nod at right tackle to start the season for the Browns.
Stephenson was suspended for the first two games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
While Stephenson is still eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason activities, he won't be able to return to the team until after the Browns' Week 2 matchup with the Saints. Stephenson is a backup on the offensive line, so his two-week absence shouldn't have a huge impact.
Stephenson signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Browns on Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Stephenson was brought on board in case 10-time Pro Bowler Joe Thomas (triceps) retires. However, Stephenson was only healthy for seven games in 2017, and the 29-year-old only started in four of those outings, so he'll likely have to compete for starting job if Thomas does call it quits.
The Broncos have ruled Stephenson (hand) out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.
Stephenson was limited in practice all week by the hand injury, so the Broncos won't take any chances with him while he's still hurting heading into a mostly meaningless season finale. His absence will open up a start at right tackle for either Cyrus Kouandjio or Allen Barbre.
Stephenson (calf) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
Stephenson was listed as questionable but was a full participant at practice Friday so this isn't surprising. Stephenson has been dealing with the calf issue for much of the season but appears ready to go for Sunday's game.
Stephenson (calf) practiced at full capacity Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
Stephenson looks like he could be ready to play after he kicked off the week with limited practices Wednesday and Thursday before going full Friday. He's a backup tackle anyway, so he'll play behind Allen Barbre if available Sunday.
Stephenson (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Stephenson has yet to return to practice since injuring his calf prior to Week 7.
Stephenson (calf) has been ruled out for Monday's game against Kansas City, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
The Broncos' concern that Stephenson could miss Monday's game came to fruition Saturday. Given that he was considered week-to-week, it is reasonable to assume he'll have an injury tag of some sort entering Week 9.
Stephenson, who was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers earlier Friday, is dealing with a calf injury, Nick Kosmider and Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post report.
Stephenson is considered week-to-week with the injury, suggesting that he could miss time beyond Sunday. Though Stephenson is a reserve tackle for the Broncos, his absence will loom larger than normal in Week 7 with starting right tackle Menelik Watson (calf) also ruled out.
Stephenson was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers with an undisclosed injury, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.
It's unclear what is holding back Stephenson, so it's tough to say when he'll return. Regardless, he's a reserve lineman and wasn't expected to play much anyway.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid made the announcement Monday former No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher is moving from left tackle to right tackle to begin the 2015 season. Donald Stephenson is taking over at left tackle for Kansas City.
“We’re going to play the five best, and Fish gives us a whole lot of flexibility, he can play any position on the offensive line, and play at Pro Bowl caliber,” Reid said, per The Kansas City Star.
The Chiefs have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's matchup with the Broncos: wide receiver Junior Hemingway (concussion), cornerback Jamell Fleming (hamstring), tight end Phillip Supernaw, quarterback Aaron Murray, center Eric Kush, tackle Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and defensive tackle Nick Williams.
Hemingway was previously ruled out on the team's final injury report. Fleming had been listed as probable to play in Week 13.
The team will have both defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (calf) and cornerback Chris Owens (knee, abdomen) after both players were listed as questionable. While Fleming is inactive after being listed as probable, the following probables are active Sunday night: wide receiver Donnie Avery (groin), punter Dustin Colquitt (knee), tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), cornerback Sean Smith (groin) and tackle Donald Stephenson (shoulder).
The Chiefs have landed double-figures on their injury report for the Sunday night game against Denver, but only wideout Junior Hemingway (concussion) is set to sit. Cornerback Chris Owens (knee/abdomen) and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (calf) are questionable while the other seven are probable.
That group consists of wideout Donnie Avery (groin), punter Dustin Conquitt (calf), tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), defensive back Jamell Fleming (hamstring), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), cornerback Sean Smith (groin) and offensive lineman Donald Stephenson (shoulder).
Chiefs lineman Donald Stephenson has been ruled out against the Raiders.
Stephenson is dealing with a shoulder injury. He was initially ruled questionable, but the team downgraded him following an evaluation at halftime.
Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson has been suspended by the league for four games for violating its performance enhancing drug policy, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan has reported.
Stephenson started seven of 16 games in each of the last two seasons.
Several Chiefs who were probable on the injury report are active at San Diego, including offensive tackle Eric Fisher (shoulder), linebacker Justin Houston (elbow), linebacker James-Michael Johnson (shoulder), cornerback Ron Parker (ankle, shoulder), offensive tackle Donald Stephenson (knee) and kicker Ryan Succop (groin).
The Chiefs have designated seven players as probable for their game Sunday against the Chargers, including top linebacker Justin Houston (elbow).
The others are fellow linebacker James-Michael Johnson (shoulder), offensive linemen Donald Stephenson (knee)l, Eric Fisher (shoulder) and Branden Albert (knee), defensive back Ron Parker (ankle/shoulder) and kicker Ryan Succop (groin).
Six of eight players listed on the Chiefs' injury report Friday are considered probable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, after they were able to make it through practice Friday. The six players listed as probable for Week 2 are: safety Husain Abdullah (foot); guard Jon Asamoah (calf); tackle Donald Stephenson (shoulder); linebackers Nico Johnson (ankle) and Dezman Moses (toe); and running back Jamaal Charles (quadriceps).
Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah (foot) and tight end Travis Kelce (knee) were both cleared to play Week 1 at Jacksonville after being questionable on the injury report. Safety Quintin Demps (hamstring), tackle Eric Fisher (shoulder), linebacker James-Michael Johnson (groin), linebacker Dezman Moses (toe), cornerback Sean Smith (neck) and tackle Donald Stephenson (shoulder) were also cleared after being listed as probable.