Head coach Hue Jackson said Kindred split first-team reps with 2017 first-round pick Jabrill Peppers during spring workouts, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
Kindred held down the starting job at strong safety throughout the 2017 season, but Peppers is expected to see an expanded role in his second year as a pro. Training camp and the preseason will likely decide which of the two opens the 2018 campaign with the first-team defense, but both figure to have a key role in the Gregg Williams' retooled defense this season.
Kindred sustained the wrist injury in Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Ravens, with the team's medical staff determining soon after it was best to shutter the defensive back for the season. With Kindred sidelined for the final two games, Jabrill Peppers could slide over to his more natural strong safety spot, in which case Kai Nacua and Derron Smith would likely fight for time at free safety. Kindred wraps up the 2017 campaign with 54 tackles, six pass breakups and one interception across 14 games (10 starts).
Coach Hue Jackson said Monday that Kindred could miss some time with a wrist injury, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
The exact circumstances surrounding Kindred's injury are unknown, but it looks like it is severe enough to potentially cost him the final two games of the regular season. Kindred's availability for practice this week will give the Browns a good idea of where he is health-wise.
|4||9/30/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|