Browns place All-Pro right tackle Jack Conklin on injured reserve

Nate Ulrich
Akron Beacon Journal
Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Jack Conklin, center, stumbles as he walks off the field with medical staff after a play against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

A day after Browns coach Kevin Stefanski announced All-Pro right tackle Jack Conklin had suffered a season-ending ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee, the team placed the veteran offensive lineman on injured reserve.

The Browns, 6-6 and on their bye week, announced the move Tuesday along with two practice squad signings — defensive end Joe Jackson and guard Hjalte Froholdt — and a release from the practice squad — running back Brian Hill.

Conklin's injury occurred with 6:27 left in the first quarter of Sunday's night's 16-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He collapsed as rookie edge rusher Odafe Oweh bull rushed him.

Conklin, 27, will undergo surgery. Blake Hance is expected to start in his place.

Conklin's season ended with him playing only seven games. He missed two games earlier this year with another knee injury and three more games with a dislocated left elbow. He returned from the elbow injury Sunday night but only logged 10 snaps before the major knee injury struck.

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Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Jack Conklin leaves the field on a cart during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)