Rookie QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson will make his first NFL start alongside Watson.”Cleveland Browns without their Number 1 Quarterback on Sunday. Deshaun Watson (right shoulder) won’t be playing against the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland’s divisional game, according to a report by ESPN NFL insider Ian Rapoport on Sunday morning. The Browns have announced Watson’s inactive status since then.
Watson had been limited in all three practices this week and was questionable for Sunday’s game. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski had classified Watson’s final session as a ‘light throw,’ according to reports. Watson was expected to start for the Browns, and there was the anticipation of him playing Sunday morning. Instead, he will be deprived of his first game in Cleveland since his 11-game suspension last season.
Watson had to deal with a shoulder injury during Week 3 against the Titans when Browns QB Baker Mayfield came in on a red-zone run on third-quarter downs. In three games this season, Watson has completed 65 out of 102 passes for 678 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions. Thompson-Robinson had an electrifying preseason with the Browns, showcasing his ability to throw accurately and make plays with his legs. DTR’s journey included convincing former UCLA QB to become the backup signal-caller and leading Joshua Dobbs to the Arizona Cardinals. In his first regular-season action, Thompson-Robinson will try to stay competitive alongside Lamar Jackson and the rest of Baltimore on Sunday.
Browns QB Dorian Watson (shoulder) out against Ravens
Cleveland – The Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, who suffered a shoulder injury to his right shoulder, was inactive in Sunday’s loss to the Ravens, 28-3. Watson was briefly thrown into the game during the Browns’ official pregame before Sunday’s match against the Ravens before the decision to make him inactive. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said after the game that they hope Watson will be back in Cleveland for the next game against the San Francisco 49ers in two weeks. Stefanski also said that there was no structural damage or torn ligament in Watson’s shoulder.
“Obviously, he didn’t feel right enough to play,” Stefanski said. “He’s disappointed, he wanted to go. But he didn’t feel he could.”Stefanski had said on Friday that they were “hopeful” Watson would be able to play. But after attempting to warm up during pregame, Watson made the decision that he couldn’t go.
“He was hopeful he would feel good today. He didn’t,” Stefanski said. “He knows his body. I trust him. He didn’t feel he could play at a high level.”Without Watson, the Browns’ offense struggled against the Ravens. Cleveland scored just one point, a field goal, following a 37-yard defensive pass interference call. He also threw three interceptions.
QB Deshaun Watson out against the Ravens
The Cleveland Browns announced that starting QB Deshaun Watson is out for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. Watson was officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game due to a right shoulder injury. He had been limited in practice throughout the week but, according to Stefanski, was available for reps during the week. Stefanski also said Watson had a light throw during Friday’s practice.
Watson spent time with trainers and head coach Kevin Stefanski on the field before being ruled out. During the Week 3 game against the Titans, Watson was targeted in the red zone as a quarterback keeper in the third quarter.
Rookie QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson will make his start against the Ravens.
Deshaun Watson Out, Dorian Thompson-Robinson Starts Against Ravens
The Cleveland Browns played their initial quarter without their starting quarterback on Sunday. Deshaun Watson was unable to kick off against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Instead, a disappointed Dorian Thompson-Robinson made his first NFL start while Watson rested his shoulder.
The Browns struggled mightily, falling to the Ravens 28-3. Details regarding the extent of Watson’s shoulder injury remain unclear. It’s possible he sustained it during the Browns’ Week 3 victory against the Tennessee Titans, but there was no indication of anything amiss until Wednesday when Watson practiced but “was taking it easy on his shoulder.” At that point, the injury didn’t appear serious enough to keep him out of Sunday’s game.
However, on Friday, Watson’s throwing was limited in practice due to discomfort in his shoulder. Head coach Kevin Stefanski had expressed hope that Watson could play, which was surprising considering the seriousness of the injury was unknown. Despite some reports Sunday morning suggesting Watson would play, the Browns opted to sit their quarterback to avoid further damage to his shoulder instead of taking the risk.
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