Jordan Cameron was forced to leave the Clevealnd Browns’ 23-13 victory after taking an illegal shot to the head when Brian Hoyer stretched him out on a completion. Cameron didn’t get up right away and eventually underwent concussion tests, which wasn’t much of a surprise after seeing the shot.
“Jordan going down after he made some big plays for us, we felt like the was going to be a big part of this plan,” said head coach Mike Pettine following the game. “To lose him in the first half, that’s where our depth helped.”
The entire sequence makes you wonder if the NFL has ever considered a penalty box. The Browns backups Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge filled in well in relief, but those two aren’t the receiving threat that Cameron is. Even though the Browns got a 15-yard penalty out of the deal, it hardly seems like a fair trade-off. We’ll see if Raiders safety Brandian Ross is fined for his shot on Cameron.
The team says Cameron will undergo the NFL’s protocol for concussions and more will be known after the next few days.
This can’t be good news for Cameron either as he’s in a free agent year. There’s nothing worse than being on the sidelines or even hobbled on the field when all you want to do is put the best of your abilities on tape for potential suitors in the off-season.
Also remember that Jordan Cameron adjusted his Twitter profile to refer to himself as a “pass catcher” after Jimmy Graham was caught up in a dispute over whether he was a tight end or a receiver in being tagged by the New Orleans Saints. Hopefully the concussion tests come out negative and the injury won’t keep Cameron from catching passes against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next weekend.