Browns rookie WR Willies breaks collarbone, out indefinitely

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns rookie wide receiver Derrick Willies broke his collarbone in practice and will miss several games.

Willies got hurt during Friday's workout as the Browns went through final preparations for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers. The injury is a costly one as Willies was filling in for Rashard Higgins, who is also sidelined with a right knee injury sustained in last week's win over Baltimore.

Willies replaced Higgins in the fourth quarter against the Ravens and turned a short pass from Baker Mayfield into a 39-yard gain in overtime to help set up Cleveland's game-winning field goal with 2 seconds left.

An undrafted free agent from Texas Tech, Willies finished with three catches for 61 yards. He was expected to get more playing time this week with Higgins out.

Damion Ratley will likely be active Sunday to replace Willies. Ratley does not have a catch this season.


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