Vallejo (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Vallejo sat out Sunday's loss to the Chargers due to a concussion but appears to be progressing well in his recovery. The rotational linebacker is trending toward playing against the Buccaneers in Week 7.
Vallejo (concussion) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Vallejo entered the concussion protocol Thursday and did not practice the rest of the week, so him being ruled out is unsurprising. Genard Avery and D'Juan Hines should serve as reserve weak-side linebackers behind Christian Kirksey.
Vallejo entered the NFL's concussion protocol and was unable to practice Thursday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
It's unclear if the Boise State product picked up the head injury in the Week 5 win over the Ravens or at Wednesday's practice. Either way, he'll have to pass through all five phases of the protocol before gaining clearance to play. If Vallejo is deemed good to go for Sunday's game against the Chargers, he would likely be limited strictly to special teams duty.
Vallejo was claimed off waivers by Cleveland, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Vellejo was recently waived by the Bills as part of roster cutdowns but will now join a Cleveland linebacking corps in need of depth after the release of Mychal Kendricks.
Vallejo, the team's sixth-rounder in 2017, was losing the battle to veteran Julian Stanford to be the backup middle linebacker to starter Tremaine Edmunds, and even a minor injury to Stanford couldn't save him. He'll look for a depth/special teams role elsewhere.
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|15||12/15/18||@ DEN||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|