NFL News: Browns’ Robertson suffered knee sprain in Sunday’s loss

Browns inside linebacker Craig Robertson reportedly suffered a knee sprain in Sunday’s loss to the Bengals.

Scott Petrak of The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports that Robertson underwent an MRI on Monday and could miss practice time this week if results turn up anything that would require rest. Tank Carder replaced Robertson on Sunday and would likely draw the start opposite D’Qwell Jackson if he misses time.

On the season, Robertson—among the league’s top 15 in total snaps—has been credited with 65 tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble. His best game of the year was arguably three weeks ago in Kansas City where he had 11 tackles and a sack. Unfortunately for Roberston and the Browns, he has ranked among the worst in the league when it comes to pass coverage, allowing 89.6 percent of passes to be caught by men whom he is responsible for. Only Arizona’s Carlos Dansby has been targeted more often this season.

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  • BenRM

    Oh no! He won’t be able to…
    Now the Browns can’t stop the…
    When the QB drops back, who will….

    …Oh. No big loss, I guess.

  • mgbode

    but, despite his constant struggles, he was among the NFL leaders in snaps. not exactly a glowing statement about Carder from the coaching staff.

  • BenRM

    Definitely a fair point. I was just a jerk because…low-hanging fruit.

  • mgbode

    understood 🙂

  • CB Everett

    Yeah agreed…unfortunately the snap stat has more to do with his backup than his abilities. What’s disappointing to me is that he was supposed to be Horton’s “little ace in the hole” and looks average at best. And as noted above, his coverage against TEs is horrible. That said, I think he’s a solid backup and rotation guy…just not the answer.

  • Kildawg

    Browns would be much better off if they had an ILB that can excel at pass coverage. Robertson is good against the run but gets exposed when he’s in coverage. 2 first round picks, both likely Top 25 (let’s face it; AFC South is the worst division this year but the Colts control it)