5 reasons Cleveland Browns will escape with Week 4 win over Vikings

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2. Cleveland Browns finally have depth

Over the course of the expansion era, fans have seen injuries devastate the Browns.

Not anymore. Losing Greg Newsome isn’t optimal, but it’s not the end of the world with Greedy Williams waiting in the wings.

It turns out that Williams isn’t Dion Sanders like we’d all thought he’d be after picking him the second-round of the 2019 draft. The truth is that he’s probably more a work in progress with a lot of potential that’s yet to be tapped.

He battled injuries last season and just getting back on the field has been a victory in 2021. I thought he played fine in training camp, and my expectation is that Joe Woods will have him coached up for Week 4.

Williams has played sparingly so far, but it’s not like he’s just warming the bench. According to Pro Football Focus, he’s been targeted four time, allowing just one reception.

Elsewhere on defense, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah-Koramoah is coming off his best game as a Brown. I don’t think he’s taken a starting job from Sione Takitaki (injured), but again, an injury isn’t derailing Cleveland’s efforts.