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David Njoku doesn’t practice ahead of Week 8 vs. Bengals

We break down the news that Njoku has an ankle injury. What it means for Week 8 and beyond.

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Friday update: Njoku didn’t practice once again. Harrison Bryant should be the TE1 in Week 8.

Thursday update: David Nkoku sat out the first day of practice ahead of Monday Night Football. The Browns have two more practices on Friday and Saturday.

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku sustained a high ankle sprain against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. He was seen in crutches and a walking boot after leaving the field in the fourth quarter of the Cleveland loss. The sprain will not require surgery, but will likely keep him out for 2-to-5 weeks, per Adam Schefter.

The Browns face the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, October 31.

Fantasy football implications for Week 8

Njoku’s absence is a major hit for the Browns’ passing game. He’s just behind WR Amari Cooper in receiving yards for the season, with 418 to Cooper’s 422. There is just one tight end left on the Browns’ roster who is fully healthy for this week, with Pharaoh Jones questionable and Jesse James on injured reserve.

TE Harrison Bryant can now expect to be involved in almost every snap for the Browns for as long as Njoku is out. Bryant has totaled 14 receptions for 114 yards in the first seven games of the season.