The Cleveland Browns lost another key player to a season-ending injury.
Safety Rodney McLeod Jr., who started in place of the injured Juan Thornhill in Week 11, will need surgery to repair a bicep injury he suffered against the Pittsburgh Steelers, head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters Monday. McLeod Jr. left the game in the fourth quarter and never returned.
McLeod Jr., 33, has mostly played a reserve role this season or as a spot starter. He previously played for the Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, and Los Angeles Rams. He tallied 29 combined tackles and one pass break-up this season.
Undrafted free agent Ronnie Hickman Jr. replaced McLeod Jr. and would likely assume the starting role for Week 12 if Thornhill can’t return from a calf injury.