Browns safety Rodney McLeod’s season has come to an end after suffering a biceps injury in Sunday’s win over the Steelers. Head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed on Monday that McLeod will need to undergo surgery to repair the injury, resulting in his absence for the rest of the season.
McLeod, who signed with the Browns in May, had started five of the team’s 10 games this season. In those appearances, he recorded 29 tackles, two tackles for loss, and one pass defensed. With McLeod out, Ronnie Hickman and D’Anthony Bell joined starter Grant Delpit as the other safeties on Sunday.
Additionally, Juan Thornhill has started all eight games he’s played this season, but he was inactive with a calf injury. This loss will certainly impact the Browns’ defense as they look to finish the season strong.