During Sunday’s game against the Steelers, Browns safety Rodney McLeod suffered a biceps injury that has ended his season. According to head coach Kevin Stefanski, McLeod will need surgery to repair the injury and will miss the rest of the season.
McLeod, who joined the Browns in May, played in five of the team’s 10 games this season, accumulating 29 tackles, two tackles for loss, and a pass defensed in those appearances. His absence will be felt on the field and in the locker room as he was an important part of the team’s defense.
In McLeod’s absence, Ronnie Hickman and D’Anthony Bell are expected to see increased playing time alongside starter Grant Delpit. Juan Thornhill, who has started eight games this season, was inactive with a calf injury, further complicating the Browns’ depth at the safety position. It will be critical for the team to adjust and adapt to the loss of McLeod as they continue their season.