Report: Barton's season could be over

From ESPN.com:

Cleveland Browns veteran linebacker Eric Barton's season is in jeopardy after he was diagnosed with a neck injury following Sunday's game, a source close to the player told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

Barton was informed by a spine specialist at The Cleveland Clinic that he had a bulging disc between the C3 and C4 vertebrae, the source told Mortensen.

When Barton left Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears late in the second quarter, it was reported as a right shoulder injury.

Barton was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Browns in March. He spent the previous six years with the Jets after beginning his career with the Raiders in 1999.

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