Browns Lose Returner Natson For Season With Knee Injury
FILE- In this Aug. 20, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones returns a punt during practice at the NFL football team's training facility in Berea, Ohio. With the loss of return specialist and wide receiver Jojo Natson to a season-ending injury, rookie Donovan Peoples-Jones, a sixth-round pick from Michigan who was inactive last weekend, could get more playing time. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
CLEVELAND: Cleveland Browns return specialist and wide receiver Jojo Natson is done for the season after he suffered a torn knee ligament in Sunday’s win over the Washington Football Team.
Natson signed with Cleveland as a free agent in March following two seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. He had been handling punt and kickoff return duties and he had one carry on a sweep against Washington before getting hurt.
He returned a kickoff for 31 yards and a punt for 11 in the 34-20 win, which moved the Browns (2-1) over .500 for the first time since 2014.
Natson’s loss could give playing time to rookie Donovan Peoples-Jones, a sixth-round pick from Michigan, who was inactive Sunday. Peoples-Jones returned punts for the Wolverines and the Browns took a look at him during training camp.
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski would not commit to Peoples-Jones, and said he wants to talk with special teams coach Mike Priefer before making any decisions on the return game.
Cleveland plays at Dallas next Sunday.
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