Monday, the Browns announced the oft-injured receiver from Georgia has been place on the injured reserve with a knee injury. In missing the season finale will mark mo’s seventh missed game of the season. The 26 year old, who’s contract expires this offseason has been dogged by nagging injuries to his hamstring and knee all season.
The Browns had high hopes for Matthew Stafford’s former top target, with the Mangini regime selecting him in the second round. As it has turned out neither he nor fellow 2009 2nd rounder Brian Robiskie were able to provide the playmaking punch Clevelanders so desperately were looking for.
After playing in 42 of his first 45 career games, Massaquoi’s potential development has been derailed largely by injuries. hasn’t been the same player since Pittsburgh’s James Harrison smashed him in the head in 2010 to cause the first of his two NFL concussions. Massaquoi sat out only one game after Harrison’s blow, but in the nine subsequent games, caught one touchdown pass and averaged only three catches a game.
Last off-season, he suffered a bone chip in his foot and missed training camp. Just as he was rounding back into shape, his brain was rocked again in the home game against Seattle Oct. 23. The injury occurred almost exactly a year after Harrison.
with the injury problems, an expiring contract, and a bevy of young receivers (Little, Benjamin, Gordon) Massaquoi has likely played his last game in the orange and brown.