After a sudden rash of injuries, Cleveland Browns sign two rookie free agent WRs

After training camp injuries of undrafted Northern Iowa WR Isaiah Weston, Browns newcomer Javon Wims, 3rd round pick rookie David Bell, and second-year speed demon Anthony Schwartz – The Browns have recently signed USFL standout wide receiver Derrick Dillon and Michigan University wide receiver Daylen Baldwin after individual workouts.

The first injury of many for the Cleveland football franchise started with placing WR Javon Wims on the non-football illness list after getting sick during the offseason.

Browns second-year wide reciever from Auburn University, Anthony Schwartz, is considered day to day with a knee injury according to Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski.

Browns 3rd round draft pick & rookie wide receiver David Bell, on the active/PUP list with a foot injury, yet is still doing individual drills so the browns expect Bell to be the earliest WR back on the field with the team by August 6th.

Isaiah Weston, who the Browns originally signed after going undrafted in the 2022 NFL draft, tore his ACL during training camp on July 30th – Weston was reverted to injured reserve after being waived and clearing waivers following his knee injury according to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson.

Weston quickly became a fan favorite after the draft as his Northern Iowa career included 37 receptions, 883 receiving yards, and 5 receiving touchdowns, now he’ll have to fight for a draft spot next season for the Cleveland Browns. New Browns WR Derrick Dillon is the supposed Isaiah Weston replacement for the rest of training camp going forward.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Derrick Dillon takes part in drills during the NFL football team’s training camp, in Berea, Ohio
Browns Football, Berea, United States – 01 Aug 2022

Originally from the University of LSU, the now 26-year-old USFL standout Derrick Dillon put up 386 receiving yards, 28 receptions, and four receiving touchdowns for the Tampa Bay Bandits during 2022 USFL season.

In addition, The Cleveland Browns also signed Daylen Baldwin on August 3rd after cutting free safety Nate Meadors. Baldwin began his college career with Morgan State and Jackson State – then Baldwin went onto Michigan University for the 2021 season and caught 17 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns with the Michigan Wolverines.

Baldwin, now an undrafted rookie playing in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns, is hoping to make a roster spot for the team, either on the main roster or practice squad this upcoming season.

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