Browns safety Rodney McLeod’s season has ended abruptly after he sustained a biceps injury during Sunday’s game against the Steelers. According to head coach Kevin Stefanski, McLeod will need surgery to repair the injury, which means he will miss the rest of the season.
McLeod, who signed with the Browns in May, played five games this season and accumulated 29 tackles, two tackles for loss, and a pass defensed. His absence is sure to be felt on the field and in the locker room.
In his absence, Ronnie Hickman and D’Anthony Bell are likely to see more playing time alongside starter Grant Delpit. Juan Thornhill, who has started eight games this season, was also inactive with a calf injury, further complicating the Browns’ depth at the safety position. It is vital for the team to adapt and adjust to life without McLeod as they continue their season.