Shelton (knee) is reportedly out 3-6 weeks, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Though the Browns have yet to confirm Yates' report, it seems Shelton's injury is more serious than first thought. If the reported recovery timetable holds true, Shelton may be healthy enough for Cleveland's matchup in Week 1 versus the Steelers, but the likelihood of that scenario is low. Jamie Meder will likely be in line to take first-team reps in Shelton's absence.
Shelton's injury isn't thought to be extremely serious, although he's without a timetable to return at present. Head coach Hue Jackson said that the defensive tackle should be considered week-to-week for the time being. Expect Jamie Meder and Trevon Coley to get some reps with the starting defense in Shelton's temporary absence.
Shelton started in last Thursday's preseason game against the Saints.
Shelton had minor wrist surgery in the offseason but that doesn't appear to be holding him back at all now. He saw just 12 snaps last Thursday but his appearance with the starters indicates his status with the team.
Shelton's agent went on to say that, as of Feb. 22, the talented defensive tackle would be able to start working out as soon as next week. The
Shelton registered five solo tackles and his first career sack during Sunday's matchup with the Titans.
The second-year man out of Washington was a big part of the Browns limiting DeMarco Murray to just 65 rushing yards. Shelton was also able to get to Marcus Mariota for a 10-yard loss for his first sack.
|P3||8/26/17||@ TB||7:30 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ CHI||8:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
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|13||12/3/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
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|17||12/31/17||@ PIT||1:00 pm|