Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron suffered a concussion last week against the Chicago Bears, and he will not be able to play this week even though the concussion wasn’t apparent during Sunday’s game. Per the Akron Beacon Journal’s Nate Ulrich, the Browns have officially ruled out Cameron for this week’s game against the New York Jets, as he wasn’t able to practice at all this week. It robs the Browns of their second-best skill-position player, and Cameron could have taken huge advantage of the Jets spotty secondary, which was carved up by Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen last week.
Cameron was never expected to play this week after missing yesterday’s practice, and today’s absence sealed his fate as an inactive. Gary Barnidge and MarQueis Gray figure to split reps at TE, and neither of them are remotely positive options for Jason Campbell to throw it to. Expect an awful lot of Josh Gordon against the Jets, and it would take Antonio Cromartie’s best performance in order to shut down Gordon, because nobody should have much faith in the Jets safeties to contain him.
The 25-year-old USC product finishes his breakout season with 75 catches for 848 yards and seven touchdowns, and Jordan Cameron is one of a few huge bright spots for the Browns. Both Gordon and Cameron are excellent No. 1 and 2 options in the passing game for the next quarterback in Cleveland, and that QB will also have a solid bookend of tackles to work with in future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas and the talented Mitchell Schwartz.