Posted: 2/06/2021 5:30 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku has declined to say if wants to be back with the team next season. 'I just found myself in a position where I'm upset with the playing time, but this team that I'm on is winning and I don't want to ruin it for anybody else around me,' Njoku said Friday, Feb. 4, in an interview on the Jim Rome Show. 'I don't want to ruin it for myself.'
Huddle Up: With newly acquired tight ends Austin Hooper and Harrison Bryant combining for 70 receptions and 673 yards and that seven TDs, Njoku only had 19 catches for 213 yards and a pair of scores in 13 games and essentially was a forgotten man in the Cleveland offense. Njoku is heading into the option year on his rookie deal, but it's not guaranteed until the first day of the new league year on March 17, so there's a definite chance he could be playing elsewhere next season.
Posted: 1/17/2021 4:53 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (hamstring) is expected to play in the AFC Divisional Round game versus the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Njoku had been listed as questionable on the injury report after logging just one limited practice session during the week. He should not be viewed as a recommended fantasy option this week because Austin Hooper is serving as the Browns' primary tight end.
Posted: 1/14/2021 5:59 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (hamstring) won't practice Thursday, Jan. 14, but is making progress, head coach Kevin Stefanski said.
Huddle Up: Njoku caught his only target for seven yards Sunday in the Browns' wild-card win over the Steelers, but only played 21 offensive snaps (31 percent). It sounds like Njoku has a chance to ramp things up in time to play this Sunday in Kansas City, but Austin Hooper (7 catches for 46 yards and a TD) is the Cleveland tight end to be trusted.
Posted: 12/21/2020 12:02 am UTC
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee) is officially active for the Week 15 game.
Huddle Up: Njoku has been targeted only six times over the last three weeks and should not be a starting option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/19/2020 1:06 am UTC
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (neck) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Njoku probably will be a game-time decision since he was placed on the injury report Friday. He has posted at least 50 yards in only one game this season and can be avoided even if he is active for the game.
Posted: 10/25/2020 11:04 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku finished with two receptions for 20 yards and a touchdown on three targets in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: The disgruntled Njoku was able to return to the end zone for the first time since Week 1, getting a chance with Harrison Bryant to fill the void left by Austin Hooper, who had an appendectomy. Despite the score, he is only worth a look in the very deepest of fantasy leagues at this point.
Posted: 10/25/2020 4:25 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku has received some trade interest from other teams, but the team does not plan on moving him before the trade deadline.
Huddle Up: Njoku will serve as the team's starting tight end for at least one week with Austin Hooper sidelined. He should have a solid role in the passing game and can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.
Posted: 10/23/2020 8:32 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Njoku likely will be the starting tight end for the Browns this week with Austin Hooper sidelined. He has been recorded only five receptions and 63 yards in three games this season. Fantasy players probably can find better options, but Njoku could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.
Posted: 10/19/2020 8:45 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku, who asked for the Browns to trade him in early July before rescinding the request nearly a month later, has made it be known he would like to be traded before the Nov. 3 deadline.
Posted: 10/12/2020 3:31 am UTC
Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku (knee) returned from the Reserve/Injured list to play in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts. He ended up with one grab for six yards on his only target.
Huddle Up: Njoku will be battling rookie Harrison Bryant for scraps behind Austin Hooper, who has taken control of the No. 1 tight end job in Cleveland. No fantasy value here.