Browns’ rookie ruled out for Sunday’s game in Minnesota

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Cleveland Browns cornerback Greg Newsome II plays against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

BEREA, Ohio (WKBN) – Cleveland Browns’ Head Coach Kevin Stefanski announced on Wednesday that rookie Cornerback Greg Newsome II has been ruled out of Sunday’s game in Minnesota with a calf strain.

The injury was suffered in last Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bears. Stefanski says that Newsome is not being placed on the injured-reserve list, which would require him to miss a minimum of three games.

The first-year player is considered week-to-week.

Newsome II has started all three games this season after being selected 26th overall in the first round of the NFL Draft back in April out of Northwestern.

2019 second-round pick Greedy Williams will start in place of Newsome.

The Browns will battle the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at 1 p.m.

The game will be televised on WKBN-27.

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