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Curtis Weaver on his comeback endeavor in 2021

Curtis Weaver FaceTimed a reliable mentor from a professional medical assessment desk with lousy news.

“He was extremely emotional about it and disappointed,” Boise Condition defensive coordinator Spencer Danielson reported.

Defensive end Curtis Weaver, who hasn't played since 2019 at Boise State, has set his sights on making the Browns roster for the 2021 season. [USA TODAY Network]

Weaver had endured a torn ligament in the large toe on his correct foot a couple of several hours just before he dialed Danielson for assist.

Weaver stated the “freak accident” happened when the toe “got caught under” him throughout a aim-line period in Miami Dolphins instruction camp. A defensive conclude, Weaver stayed on the field for the future play, whereupon he understood he wanted to exit the motion and seek advice from with athletic trainers. When he eradicated his sock, the sight was not pleasant.

“It seemed like my toe was dangling,” reported Weaver, who experienced never ever missed a recreation in college or university.

Curtis Weaver was a fifth-round pick of the Miami Dolphins but a toe injury ended his rookie season before it began and he was claimed off waivers by the Browns. [USA TODAY Network]

The Dolphins drove Weaver to a close by healthcare facility following the Aug. 22 observe, the team’s fifth padded session of 2020. He would learn his rookie year had ended just before it started out.

If the mangled toe weren’t enough of a blow to Weaver’s morale, he absorbed another Aug. 24 when the Dolphins waived/wounded him. The designation intended the Dolphins experienced exposed him to the NFL waiver wire instead of placing him on injured reserve to be certain they would retain him.

“When it transpired, it hurt,” Weaver stated of the Dolphins’ determination, “and my agent referred to as me and explained, ‘You’re likely to Cleveland.’”

Weaver and Danielson spoke to the Beacon Journal by telephone previously this thirty day period about the comeback attempt the beneath-the-radar player has been embarking on behind the scenes with the Browns since they claimed him off waivers Aug. 25.

Quarterback Ryan Agnew #9 of the San Diego State Aztecs is sacked by linebacker Curtis Weaver #99 of the Boise State Broncos during first half action on October 6, 2018 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho.

The Browns at the same time declared they had obtained Weaver and positioned protection Grant Delpit on hurt reserve with the ruptured Achilles tendon the next-spherical choose from Louisiana Condition University endured Aug. 24 in a education camp practice. A fifth-spherical option, Weaver landed on IR on Aug. 27.

Like Delpit, Weaver missed his complete rookie year with a critical camp damage. They essentially underwent medical procedures in Wisconsin the exact working day and took the identical flight back to Cleveland, Weaver reported. Then they the two invested the 2020 year rehabilitating at Browns headquarters in Berea, a lot of times separated from teammates on the energetic roster thanks to COVID-19 protocols. And for the reason that neither of them has nonetheless to engage in, they can nearly be viewed as further draft picks this year.

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