Jordan Cameron Injury: Updates on Browns Star's Shoulder and Return

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIISeptember 7, 2014

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 29: Tight end Jordan Cameron #84 of the Cleveland Browns runs for extra yards after a reception during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 29, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns defeated the Bengals 17-6. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Updates from Sunday, Sept. 21

Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fans confirms Jordan Cameron's status for Week 3:

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora previously reported the pre-game expectation for Camron:

Updates from Friday, Sept. 19

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal has the latest on Cameron:

Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 Radio in Cleveland has an update on Cameron's status:

Updates from Thursday, Sept. 18

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal passed along comments from Mike Pettine on Jordan Cameron's status for Week 3:

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer also passed along comments from Kyle Shanahan on Cameron:

Will Carroll of Bleacher Report weighed in on Cameron's injured shoulder and status for Week 3:

Updates from Wednesday, Sept. 17

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer has an update on Cameron:

Pat McManamon of ESPN reported more on Cameron's status:

The Cleveland Browns are taking a wait-and-see approach to the availability of tight end Jordan Cameron (shoulder) and linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) for Sunday's game against Baltimore. However, coach Mike Pettine said he does not expect Ben Tate (knee) to be ready to play. 

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Cameron and Mingo are iffy at best. Both were listed as limited for Wednesday's practice after both missed Sunday's win over New Orleans

Updates from Sunday, Sept. 14

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal confirms Jordan Cameron is not playing today:

Updates from Friday, Sept. 12

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal and Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram provide updates on Jordan Cameron's injury:

Updates from Thursday, Sept. 11

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reported on Jordan Cameron from Browns practice:

Updates from Wednesday, Sept. 10

Cleveland fans received positive news on Jordan Cameron's shoulder via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal previously passed along comments from Mike Pettine on Cameron's injured shoulder:

Original Text

Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron said he aggravated an old shoulder injury in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh.  

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal passed along the comments from Cameron:

Offense is something the Browns have found hard to come by since reentering the NFL in 1999, mostly because of a revolving door of coaches and instability at quarterback. This season's situation in Cleveland is marred more by a dearth of playmakers in light of receiver Josh Gordon's suspension.

When the Browns were struggling throughout the preseason and training camp, there was sense of calm on Cameron's end, per The Chronicle-Telegram's Brian Dulik:

Well, at least Cameron was going to be fine. Before the season began, ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi made a bold prediction:

Cameron, who broke out in 2013 with 80 receptions, is just about the only viable pass-catcher the Browns have. Losing him would force Cleveland to rely even more heavily on its rushing attack, centered around play-caller Kyle Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme.

The Browns have little solace to take in their cast of receivers. The thin corps features a mix of unproven youngsters (Andrew Hawkins, Travis Benjamin and Charles Johnson), along with aging veterans Miles Austin and Nate Burleson.

General manager Ray Farmer drew criticism for not selecting a receiver in the 2014 NFL draft, despite the fact that the talent pool at the position was considered to be deep. Now that decision appears glaring, since none of the additions have provided a considerable spark in lieu of Gordon. It presented adverse circumstances for both veteran Brian Hoyer and electric rookie Johnny Manziel to establish themselves as the starting QB before the season began.

There's been a lack of chemistry evident during the regular season in the passing game, too, making Cameron's absence all the more detrimental, no matter how long it's for.

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