The Cleveland Browns have not been having a great time of things in the past few years, to say the very least.
The Browns managed to have one of the worst drafts ever in 2014, completely messing up their two first round picks by bringing in party-boy quarterback Johnny Manziel, who decided not to study the playbook and ended up in rehab, as well as cornerback Justin Gilbert who has dropped off the face of the Earth.
And now their first round pick from 2013 is having some trouble of his own. When it rains, it pours.
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According to reports from Pat McManoman of ESPN, Cleveland Browns linebacker Barkevoius Mingo is being forced to go under the knife after an injury.
There’s no specific timeline for when he’s going to be back, but it is looking likely that he will be out for a minimum of a month after tearing his meniscus during a training camp practice
Mingo played 15 games last season, but had a shoulder injury that helped limit his productivity and led to offseason surgery that put some limitations on his spring work.
When that work wrapped up, defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil said that Mingo would have to earn playing time this summer and this injury is going to make it hard for him to do that.
The Browns drafted Mingo with the 6th pick of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Louisiana State University, where the now-24-year old was an SEC Champion and All-SEC second teamer twice in a row.