NFL Playoffs: Browns’ Olivier Vernon suffered ruptured Achilles in regular season finale vs. Steelers

January 5, 2021

There’s a lot to cheer for if you’re the Cleveland Browns, considering the victory in Week 17 over the Pittsburgh Steelers stamped a ticket to the playoffs for the first time since 2002. Unfortunately, the NFL giveth and the NFL taketh away, and the price paid for admission is the loss of defensive end Olivier Vernon. The Pro Bowl pass rusher suffered a ruptured Achilles in the regular season finale that will require surgery to repair, the team announced on Monday, officially ending one of Vernon’s best years as a pro.

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