Cleveland Browns Place Wide Receiver on IR

The Cleveland Browns will be without one of their dynamic young pass catchers for at least four weeks. The team placed wide receiver Anthony Schwartz on injured reserve earlier today due to a concussion. Schwartz suffered the head injury after playing 15 total snaps in the Browns' Week 13 27-14 win over the Houston Texans. He had appeared in 11 games this season, nabbing four of his 10 targets for 51 yards. He had also made surprising contributions in the running game, carrying the ball four times for 57 yards and a touchdown.

The Browns claimed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Jaelon Darden in a corresponding move. Darden has been largely irrelevant as a pass catcher since joining the Bucs as a fourth-round pick in 2021, snatching eight of his 14 career targets for a mere 69 yards. He has however proven a competent punt returner, averaging 10.6 yards per return over his career.

Schwartz initially entered the league as the Browns' 91st overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft after three years at Auburn. He totalled 1433 receiving yards over 33 appearances with the Tigers, but truly caught talent evaluators' eyes with his blazing 4.27 40-yard dash at the 2021 NFL Combine. 
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