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Browns activate TE David Njoku from the injured reserve

David Njoku, Browns

The Cleveland Browns have one of their playmakers back. On Saturday, the team announced they have activated tight end David Njoku from the injured reserve. In a corresponding move, the Browns placed cornerback Robert Jackson (ankle) on the injured reserve.

Njoku suffered a broken wrist injury in the Browns’ Week 2 win over the New York Jets. Cleveland placed him on the injured reserve on Sept. 20 before designating him to return on Nov. 20. He underwent surgery to fix his wrist.

A 2017 first-round pick out of Miami, Njoku acts as a “move” tight end for the Browns’ offense, with his role revolving around his receiving talents. On his career, he has 92 receptions for 1,062 yards and nine touchdowns in 34 games, 20 starts. In 2018, he enjoyed a year that showed off his sky-high potential, tallying 56 catches for 639 yards and four touchdowns.

Njoku is expected to play against the 1-11 Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, he is hungry to get back on the field, saying on Friday:

“Not being able to play in so long definitely makes me a lot more hungry to get back out there.”

However, he is more focused on getting Cleveland, who sits at 5-7, to the playoffs.

“We have to win out,’’ he said. “We’re more focused on one game at a time, though. We’ll take care of everything in the future when it comes, but as of now, we’re focused on the Bengals.”

The Browns will host the Bengals on Sunday. From there, they face the Arizona Cardinals in the desert, the Baltimore Ravens at home and the Bengals in Cincinnati.