The 2016 fourth-round pick was released by Cleveland last week after missing the entire 2018 campaign with a neck injury. Louis previously played all 32 games his first two NFL seasons, catching 45 of 96 targets (47 percent) for 562 yards (5.9 YPT) without any touchdowns. The inefficient production suggests he'll have a tough time sticking around in the NFL, though terrible quarterback play in Cleveland undoubtedly was a major factor. Louis will compete with the likes of Brice Butler and Isaiah Ford for a spot at the bottom of Miami's wideout depth chart.
A 2016 fourth-round pick, Louis made 12 starts in 32 games his first two NFL seasons, catching 45 of 96 targets (47 percent) for 562 yards (5.9 YPT) without any touchdowns. He then spent the entire 2018 campaign on injured reserve due to a neck injury, missing out on a chance to experience competent quarterback play for the first time in his pro career. Louis should find another opportunity to compete for a roster spot if he's able to gain medical clearance from the neck injury.
Louis had neck surgery last summer and was never expected to play in 2018. It isn't clear if the 2016 fourth-round pick will be able to resume his football career, as the Browns haven't provided an update on his progress. If he does end up playing, Louis will face tough competition for a roster spot on a team that now has Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry, Antonio Callaway and Rashard Higgins atop the depth chart at wide receiver.
Louis (neck) was placed on IR on Thursday.
Louis' placement on IR comes as no surprise after it was announced he needed surgery on his neck. His 2018 season comes to an end early on. He'll be looking to recover and return to action in 2019.
Louis will miss the entire 2018 season while recovering from neck surgery, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Given the often career-threatening nature of neck injuries, it's unsurprising that the Browns quickly decided to rule Louis out for the next several months. Louis' role was likely to decline in 2018 with the addition of Jarvis Landry, but the injury now further dims his outlook with the Browns moving forward. He'll enter the final year of his rookie contract in 2019.
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