Jack Conklin, Perrion Winfrey inactive for Cleveland Browns vs New York Jets

Jack Conklin, Perrion Winfrey inactive for Cleveland Browns vs New York Jets

Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Jack Conklin runs through a drill during practice at the NFL football team's practice facility Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Berea, Ohio.  (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Jack Conklin runs through a drill during practice at the NFL football team’s practice facility Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND − Right tackle Jack Conklin and rookie defensive tackle Perion Winfrey were among the Browns players inactive for Sunday’s opener against the New York Jets.

Conklin, who was also inactive for the opener in Carolina, landed on the injury report while he recovers from a torn patellar tendon suffered a year ago. James Hudson III will start again in his place.

Winfrey, meanwhile, is out due to a team-related disciplinary matter. Winfrey did not practice Friday, and coach Kevin Stefanski said afterward that he would not elaborate on the reasons for the discipline.

Defensive end Myles Garrett said later that day that the players supported the decision.

“I think we all need to stand up and say something, but sometimes silence speaks louder than words,” Garrett said. “And we’ve used our voices a few times and at the end of the day, he’s got to learn how to be a professional and Kevin took it into his own hands and felt like that was the right thing to do and I’m totally behind my coach’s actions.”

The Browns promoted defensive tackle Roderick Perry II from the practice squad on Saturday, theoretically to take Winfrey’s spot. Linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk was also up for the second straight week.

Also inactive for the Browns Sunday were quarterback Kellen Mond, receiver Michael Woods II, running back D’Ernest Johnson, safety Richard LeCounte III and offensive tackle Chris Hubbard. Hubbard was ruled out Friday with an illness, missing his second straight game.

Johnson was also inactive for the second straight game. Stefanski has said the decision is based on rookie Jerome Ford’s role as the kicker.

Joe Flacco will start again with injured Jets QB Zach Wilson

Quarterback Zach Wilson, CJ Uzomah, Lawrence Cager, offensive lineman Conor McDermott, receiver Denzel Mims, cornerback Bryce Hall and defensive end Bryce Huff were inactive for the Jets.

Joe Flacco will start in place of Wilson for the second straight week.

Contact Chris at ceasterling@thebeaconjournal.com.

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This article originally appeared in the Akron Beacon Journal: Jack Conklin, Perrion Winfrey won’t play for Browns vs Jets

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