Jarvis Landry said Monday he'd learn soon whether he'd need surgery on a hip injury that bothered him throughout the 2019 season.
Landry, who has never missed a game in his six-year career and rarely left the field this season, said he would consider the surgery to be a last resort because the timetable for recovery is somewhere from six to eight months.
Both Landry and fellow wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. are mulling surgery on injuries that dogged them throughout the season.
"The biggest thing now that the offseason is here is getting these injuries behind us, getting fixed, taking care of them instead of ripping the Band-Aids and tape off them," Landry said. "From there, it's about getting as strong and better as possible."
Though he played through some pain, Landry had one of the best seasons of his career and landed a spot in the Pro Bowl for the fifth consecutive season. He led the team with 83 catches for a career-best 1,174 yards and six touchdowns. His average yards per catch of 14.1 was also a career high.
"I used to watch Monday Night Football and see guys playing in their 300th game and not missing a snap, like Joe Thomas," Landry said last week. "That's something I value. I play through injury and keep going. This is the game that I love, and it'll take a lot more than this hip to stop it."
-- Joel Bitonio said he and his fellow offensive linemen were crushed to see Nick Chubb finish second in the NFL in rushing yards behind Tennessee's Derrick Henry.
Chubb was the leader throughout December but was passed Sunday by Henry, who rushed 32 times for 211 yards in the Titans' playoff-clinching win over the Texans. He passed Chubb with his final carry of the game, a 53-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter, to finish the season with 1,540 yards.
"We wanted it for him," Bitonio said. "Last two weeks we hadn't done enough on the ground to secure it. You knew Tennessee was going after it. They fed Henry 35 touches or something like that. Hopefully he's OK for the playoff game."
Chubb finished the season with 1,494 yards, the most by a Browns running back since 1965 and the fourth-most in team history. Only Jim Brown amassed more yards in a single season than Chubb, who had at least 75 scrimmage yards in the team's first 14 games and averaged 5 yards per carry.
Chubb's last two games just didn't resemble the previous 14, as the Ravens and Bengals bottled up the Browns' rushing attack to its two lowest outputs of the season. Chubb averaged more than 93 rushing yards per game this season but combined for just 86 in the last two games.
"I'm heartbroken for Chubb," Bitonio said. "I wish we could have done more. You think of all the plays where it's like, 'oh my guy made a tackle.' You want to get it but I know he'll come back better next year. There's no doubt about that."