Cleveland Browns safety Rodney McLeod’s season ended prematurely after sustaining a biceps injury during Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed that McLeod will require surgery to repair the injury, meaning he will miss the rest of the season.
McLeod, who joined the Browns in May, played in five of the team’s 10 games this season, totaling 29 tackles, two tackles for loss, and a pass defensed. His departure from the field will undoubtedly be felt on both sides of it and in the locker room.
With McLeod out, Ronnie Hickman and D’Anthony Bell are likely to see more playing time alongside starter Grant Delpit. Juan Thornhill, who has already missed eight games due to a calf injury, was also inactive on Sunday. The Browns must now adjust and adapt to their new reality without McLeod as they continue their season.