CLEVELAND, Ohio — Three days after Browns starting center Nick Harris was likely lost for the season to a right knee injury, rookie center Dawson Deaton was carted off the Browns practice field with a season-ending torn ACL.
Day 13 of training camp proved to be an unlucky day for Deaton, who had moved up to backup center behind Ethan Pocic when Harris went down on the second play of Friday night’s 24-13 Victory over the Jaguars in the first preseason game.
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Deaton is the fourth Browns Offensive player to be lost for the season this camp, including two that were possibly headed for the practice squad in Deaton and undrafted Rookie receiver Isaiah Weston (torn ACL and torn meniscus). The other was Pro Bowl returner Jakeem Grant, who suffered a season-ending ruptured Achilles tendon last week.
With Deaton carted off early in practice, backup guards Hjalte Froholdt and Michael Dunn took some snaps at center. As for replacing Harris, the Browns are confident in Ethan Pocic and have no current plans to bring back JC Tretter, who is still a free agent.
The Browns will undoubtedly keep their eyes open for Offensive line depth in the coming roster cuts.
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