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January 7, 2020 05:56 PM
Derrick Willies: Practice squad deal expires
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willies (knee) had his practice squad contract with the Browns expire Monday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Willies was placed on the practice squad injured reserve list in October after suffering a torn ACL. The 24-year-old likely still has significant work to do in his recovery, but there's a chance he's healthy for the start of the 2020 campaign.

October 12, 2019 10:44 AM
Derrick Willies: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willies (knee) has been placed on the practice squad injured reserve list, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Willies suffered a torn ACL during practice Thursday and will be shut down for the season. He was replaced on the practice squad by quarterback Eric Dungey.

October 12, 2019 01:32 PM
Derrick Willies: Suffers torn ACL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willies (knee) sustained a torn ACL during Thursday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

It's a huge blow for the 24-year-old receiver, who was attempting to carve out a special teams role on Cleveland's practice squad. The Texas Tech product will spend the remainder of the season on the practice squad/injured list as he turns his attention towards recovery.

October 11, 2019 06:08 PM
Derrick Willies: Dealing with knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willies was placed on the Browns' practice squad/injured list Friday with a knee injury, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Willies was unable to make Cleveland's season-opening roster but signed with the practice squad after clearing waivers. The 24-year-old had three catches for 61 yards in five games for the Browns last season, and the severity of his knee injury remains unclear.

September 1, 2019 04:48 PM
Derrick Willies: Added to Browns' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns signed Willies to their practice squad Sunday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Willies failed to make the 53-man roster with the Browns during training camp, but was able to stay in a familiar place. Familiarity with the team and coaching staff could lead the Texas Tech product to a promotion should injuries or other circumstances arise.

August 9, 2019 01:12 PM
Browns' Derrick Willies: Starts in preseason opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willies (collarbone) recorded one reception for eight yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Redskins.

Willies had been hurt for majority of the offseason after undergoing surgery last October. Now, Willies is healthy and started in the team's preseason opener. He will look to secure a depth role at wide receiver this season in Cleveland.

June 7, 2019 12:00 PM
Browns' Derrick Willies: Should be ready for training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Freddie Kitchens said Willies (collarbone) is healthy enough to practice now and should be ready for training camp, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Willies made a splash last season with a three-catch, 61-yard performance Week 5 against Baltimore, but fractured his collarbone in practice a few days later. The Texas Tech product was originally hoping to be ready for OTAs in April -- as reported by Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site -- but hadn't moved far enough along in his recovery when that time rolled around. Now that he's trending in the right direction, health-wise, Willies should have a decent shot of securing a depth role in the team's wideout corps.

February 1, 2019 04:36 PM
Browns' Derrick Willies: Should be healthy soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willies (collarbone) should be healthy before OTAs, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official website reports.

Willies earned a spot on the 53-man roster as an undrafted rookie in 2018, eventually making a splash Week 5 with three catches for 61 yards in an overtime win against Baltimore. He fractured his collarbone in practice a few days later and spent the rest of the season on injured reserve. The 6-foot-4 wideout should have a decent shot at reprising his depth role in 2019, though it won't come as any surprise if the Browns bring in tougher competition at his position.

October 15, 2018 03:12 PM
Browns' Derrick Willies: Could return this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willies (shoulder) underwent surgery Monday morning and is a candidate to be designated for return this season.

With Rod Streater (neck) ruled out for the season Monday to go along with the Willies injury, the Browns are now even lighter on wideout depth. Damion Ratley and Breshad Perriman should now both have an opportunity to work as the team's No. 3 wide receiver until Willies potentially returns.

October 13, 2018 02:12 PM
Browns' Derrick Willies: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns placed Willies (shoulder) on injured reserve Saturday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

No surprise here, as Willies fractured his collarbone in Friday's practice. It was unfortunate timing for him, as he had just carved out a role behind Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway on the depth chart with Rashad Higgins (knee-MCL) sidelined indefinitely. Rod Streater and Damion Ratley now figure to be candidates for that role, but newly signed Breshad Perriman may ultimately be the favorite.

October 12, 2018 03:48 PM
Browns' Derrick Willies: Fractures collarbone
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willies is out indefinitely after fracturing his collarbone in practice Friday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

With that, IR is a possibility for Willies, who had just started to carve out a role behind Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway. Look for Damion Ratley, who was inactive last week, to suit up this weekend, while it seems logical that the Browns might add wideout depth in short order. Rishard Matthews is one name that comes to mind on that front.

October 12, 2018 01:04 PM
Browns' Derrick Willies: Iffy for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willies injured his shoulder during practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

If he can't play Sunday, the Browns' wideout corps would be further taxed, with Rashard Higgins sidelined with a knee injury. Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway slot in as the team's top options at the position, but if Willies -- who caught three of his five targets for 61 yards in Week 5 -- can't play Sunday, Damion Ratley, who was inactive last week, would likely suit up this weekend.

October 9, 2018 10:00 PM
Browns' Derrick Willies: Gains 61 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willies caught three of five targets for 61 yards in Sunday's 12-9 win over the Ravens.

Willies notched his first career receptions Sunday and was able to make an immediate impact despite being on the field for just 32 percent of Cleveland's offensive snaps. He out-snapped recent acquisition Rod Streater and could ultimately earn more playing time if he continues to perform in similar fashion.

August 4, 2018 07:00 PM
Browns' Derrick Willies: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Willies (cramps) was participating at the Browns' practice Thursday, CantonRep.com reports.

Willies exited a rookie training camp practice last week with cramps, but he's apparently no worse for wear. The undrafted rookie out of Iowa is competing for a roster spot as a depth receiver and special teams player.

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WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Receiving Stats
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2019CLE0000---00000
2018CLE5036120.3390102
Total5036120.3390102
Career Rushing Stats
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2019CLE0000---0000
2018CLE50000.00000
Total50000.0-127000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/207
Birthdate:
10/17/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Banning, CA, USA
School:
Texas Tech
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: