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Jack Conklin and the Cleveland Browns have agreed on a restructured contract. The move creates $4M in cap space for the Browns, and fully guarantees $8M for Conklin this season.
Conklin, who suffered a torn patellar tendon in November, had been scheduled to receive $12M in non-guaranteed salary next season. He now has $8M guaranteed, and the other $4M were converted to contract incentives. Conklin gets a higher salary floor as he returns from injury, and the Browns create about $4M in additional cap space.
Jack Conklin tore his patella tendon on Sunday night against the Ravens and will miss the remainder of the season.
This was the strong speculation after Conklin had difficulty walking off the field last night, and it's an incredibly tough blow for the veteran tackle who had just returned from an elbow injury. His absence hurts the overall offense for the Browns, though you'll obviously still start Nick Chubb as a strong option each and every time out.
Cleveland Browns tackle Jack Conklin (elbow) has been activated from injured reserve ahead of a Sunday night divisional matchup on the road against the Baltimore Ravens.
Conklin will provide an immediate boost in protection for banged up Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield as well as establishing the early momentum with a Browns rushing attack averaging an NFL- best 156.8 rushing yards per game.
The Cleveland Browns placed offensive tackle Jack Conklin (elbow) on injured reserve Saturday.
Conklin will miss a minimum of three weeks with a dislocated left elbow. He is expected back at some point during the regular season. The Browns offensive line takes a hit without Conklin, and his absence hurts Nick Chubb and the running game the most. FB Andy Janovich and C Nick Harris were activated from injured reserve on Saturday in corresponding moves.
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski says OL Jack Conklin will miss "multiple weeks" with a dislocated elbow.
Conklin suffered the injury in Week 8 against the Steelers. The injuries continue to pile up for the Browns. Conklin's absence will likely hurt their rushing attack for the time being.