Browns QB Robert Griffin III placed on injured reserve; Josh McCown to start

The Cleveland Browns just can’t catch a break.

Robert Griffin III will head to injured reserve with a fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder and will be re-evaluated in 3-to-4 weeks. When a player is placed on IR, they are automatically out 8 weeks.

Griffin had a poor opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, completing 12 of his 26 pass attempts for 190 yards. He also added 37 yards on the ground.

Griffin hurt his non-throwing shoulder on this completely unnecessary hit, instead of just sliding or ducking out of bounds:

From a fantasy perspective, it has its negatives and positives. Corey ColemanTerrelle Pryor and Josh Gordon will take stock hits, since they benefit most from Griffin’s deep ball. A silver lining with Josh McCown now starting, is that he could get Gary Barnidge involved, since Griffin did not target the tight end once on Sunday.

Time to cross out “Robert Griffin III” on the famous Browns’ quarterback jersey.

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