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Browns Get Bad News on Greedy Williams Injury Update

Devon Platana
The Cleveland Browns have received bad news on the latest Greedy Williams injury update.
The Cleveland Browns have received bad news on the latest Greedy Williams injury update. / AP Photo/Gary McCullough

Friday brought bad news to the Cleveland Browns just days ahead of their Week 1 matchup with the Carolina Panthers. The Browns revealed that cornerback Greedy Williams has been ruled out of Sunday's game with a hamstring injury.

Unfortunately, the news didn't get any better from there. Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters that Williams is expected "to be out for a little while."

Greedy Williams Injury Update

Williams is no stranger to football injuries at the NFL level. The former LSU product missed the entire 2020 campaign due to a nerve-related shoulder injury. With how hamstring injuries can nag for long periods of time, it's understandable that Browns fans are concerned about his health.

Fortunately, the former 2019 second-round pick is a fighter. After missing his sophomore year, Williams played 16 games (eight starts) for the Browns in 2021, racking up 41 tackles, 10 broken-up passes, two interceptions and a forced fumble. Quarterbacks only had a 74.0 passer rating when targeting him as well.

Until Williams returns, the likes of Denzel Ward, Greg Newsome II and Martin Emerson Jr. will handle the brunt of CB duties. While that trio is certainly solid, they'll be even better once the Shreveport, LA native is back to full health.

Browns vs Panthers Week 1 Odds

Fans get a chance to see how the Browns' Williams-less secondary performs against the Panthers at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. For now, FanDuel Sportsbook likes Cleveland's chances of victory, listing the Browns as 1.5-point favorites with -105 odds to cover the spread.

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