The safety of Browns rookie Grant Delpit has been in line for an important role in defense this season, but the team will have to look elsewhere after the second-round pick tore his Achilles apart in practice on Monday.
Delpit’s injury came a day after a well-known veteran security hit the open market. Earl Thomas was released by the Ravens and the opening created by the loss of Delpit meant Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski got a question about Thomas on Tuesday.
Stefanski’s response referred the matter to the team’s GM.
“I’m going to leave that to Andrew Berry’s court,” Stefanski said, via Cleveland.com.
Delpit isn’t the only defensive back injured in Cleveland. Safety Karl Joseph and cornerbacks Greedy Williams, MJ Stewart, Terrance Mitchell and Kevin Johnson have also been taken out, so the team can add to the away roster whether Thomas is in the mix or no.