It's fair to say that the Cleveland Browns haven't had a great time of things as of late.
Firstly, Johnny Manziel - the man they hoped would be a franchise quarterback - decided he'd rather party and drink than learn the team's playbook, which saw him have an awful rookie season that ended up in rehab.
Meanwhile, star receiver Josh Gordon found himself banned for the entire season after drinking on a plane while on probation following just coming back from another NFL ban. Now it seems like the Browns will be without another star for the whole of 2015.
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According to a report from Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Browns rookie Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is likely to miss the entire 2015 season thanks to injury.
Cabot reported that Browns head coach Mike Pettine revealed on Wednesday that the rookie cornerback Ekpre-Olomu will probably sit out all of 2015 while he continues to recover from a serious knee injury that he suffered in college.
"Players that have had this injury before, it's rare that you would return that season,'' Pettine said. "Given our depth, we're very comfortable with him sitting out."
"That's just one that we felt it was a low-risk, high-reward move when we took him in the seventh round. There's no reason to rush it back given the depth in that room now anyway," Pettine went on to add.
A former potential first-round draft pick out of Oregon, the cornerback fell all the way to the seventh round in this year’s draft after suffering an ACL tear and dislocated knee that ended his college career.
The Browns took a flier on Ekpre-Olomu with their final selection, the 241st overall pick in the draft, in hopes that he can return to his former self in time. Ekpre-Olomu posted 244 tackles and nine interceptions in four seasons at Oregon.
He was injured in a December practice in preparation for the Rose Bowl against Florida State, a game that the Ducks would go on to win in resounding fashion before falling to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first ever College Playoff Final.