The Cleveland Browns voiced a message of unity and equality prior to a Week 1 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the team did things a little differently than Colin Kaepernick.
Prior to kickoff, the Browns aired a 52-second video before the national anthem featuring head coach Hue Jackson and players Joe Thomas, DeShone Kizer, Jamie Collins, Christian Kirksey, and Randall Telfer all expressing their thoughts on racial inequality.
The conversation for the team began in preseason when 12 Browns players kneeled in prayer during the national anthem. It was the largest group in the NFL to opt not to stand during the anthem since Kaepernick started the trend during preseason in 2016.
Cleveland’s group prayer was also noteworthy because it included tight end Seth DeValve, the first white NFL player to kneel during the anthem.
Arians said Monday that Johnson suffered the injury on his 24-yard catch Cheap Goalkeeper Jerseys in the third quarter on Sunday. The coach had said after Sunday’s game that Johnson Cheap Hockey Jerseys Canada suffered the injury on his fumble on the only play of the next drive. Johnson went down after he was hit by three players on the reception. He writhed on the ground in pain, and according to game replays, team trainers examined Johnson’s lower midsection.
Johnson came off the field and said he could play, Arians said, but later couldn’t play and left the game.
The wrist injury, however, contributed to Johnson’s fumbling the ball on his next carry. On the replay, Johnson can be seen rolling his left wrist after the play.
Once Arians finds out the official diagnosis of Johnson’s injury, he’ll address the team’s depth at running back, saying he has “all the confidence” in the running backs on the roster.
“Andre [Ellington] looked very good. Kerwynn [Williams] was good,” Arians said. “Our young guys, we’ll see what we got and what’s available.”
Re-signing Chris Johnson, who was cut on Sept. 1, could be an option, Arians said.