Jedrick Wills Jr.
OT - CLE - IR
Week 13 Outlook
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Cleveland Browns are accepting the fifth-year option on Jedrick Wills Jr.’s contract.
Wills has been a rock for Cleveland, playing at least 90% of the team’s offensive snaps in all three seasons in the league. In 2022, he was second on the team in snaps played, pacing just 20 snaps behind G Joel Bitonio with 1,154. While he has had some struggles with penalties, Wills has helped the Browns become one of the strongest rushing attacks in the NFL, and now the former No. 10 pick will make $14.175 million guaranteed in 2024.
Jedick Wills is expected to be activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday.
The Browns have had good and bad news on the COVID front as they'll lose J.C. Tretter, but get Wills, Mayfield, and Landry back. Wills being back should help the Browns' running attack.
Browns OT Jedrick Wills Jr. has been listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears with an ankle injury.
The Browns need Wills Jr. on the field on Sunday. WIth fellow lineman JC Tretter also on the injury report, it wouldn't fair well for QB Baker Mayfield missing two of his top lineman and facing Khalil Mack and the Bears D/ST. Nick Chubb is a must-start regardless, but fantasy managers might want to think twice about rolling out Kareem Hunt as a FLEX.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports X-rays on Jedrick Wills' ankle came back negative.
Wills exited Sunday's opener against the Chiefs and was eventually ruled out for the game. He's considered day-to-day moving forward, which is certainly good news for Cleveland's offensive line.
Per Matt McMullen, Browns OL Jedrick Wills Jr. (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of the game against the Chiefs.
With Wills not returning, the Browns will likely turn to backup Chris Hubbard. The severity of his injury is unknown.