Terrance Mitchell eventually won the gig, and he looked stellar through the first three weeks of the season.
But then he broke his arm making a tackle against the Raiders, and the Browns’ secondary changed dramatically.
Raiders’ wideouts, and in particular, Amari Cooper, abused Mitchell.
Carrie played collegiately at Ohio, and was a seventh-round pick of the Raiders in 2014 who eventually made his way back to the Buckeye State as one of John Dorsey‘s free-agent signings last winter.
Now, it appears Mitchell will be lost for the season, because he had emerged as a really, really good corner who complemented Denzel Ward on the opposite side of the field.
Hopefully, with some coaching up, Carrie will be ready in Week 5 knowing he’s going to be pressed into duty. E.J. Gaines may also see an increased workload.
Carrie played 74 percent of the Browns’ defensive snaps, which was the second highest total in the secondary behind Ward. Gaines was in for 46 percent of the snaps.