Browns Tight End Expected Back for Week 11

The Cleveland Browns could finally see one of their young stars back in action when they take the field against the Buffalo Bills in Week 11. Tight end David Njoku told reporters on Friday that he's optimistic about his chances to play Sunday. Njoku has been unavailable since suffering an ankle injury in the Browns' Week 7 23-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He had been on pace for a career year before the setback, averaging 59.7 receiving yards per game at an impressive 10.0 yards per target.

At 3-6, the Cleveland Browns' playoff aspirations are on life support, but they have reasons for optimism in the near future. The Bills lost their home-field advantage when the NFL moved Sunday's game to Detroit due to a Buffalo snowstorm, and controversial quarterback Desean Watson rejoined the team this week and is eligible to return to game action in Week 12. If Njoku can help the Browns steal a win this week, they'll still have a chance to do some damage in the AFC.

Njoku initially joined the Browns as their 29th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. After 1754 receiving yards in his first 65 appearances, the Browns extended him this past season on a four-year, $54.75 million deal that made him one of the league's highest-paid tight ends. So long as Njoku can pick up where he left off, the Browns' investment appears to be a sound one.
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