Eagles’ Tyrie Cleveland came off the field with a neck injury in ominous scenes for the Philadelphia wide receiver against Cleveland Browns
Eagles wide Tyrie Cleveland was ejected from Lincoln Financial Field midway through the third quarter of Philadelphia’s preseason game against Cleveland.
Despite the incredibly troubling early appearances, the Eagles revealed Cleveland suffered a neck injury and, more importantly, “has movement in all of his extremities.”
The former Bronco looked like he was briefly knocked out after going high for a fly ball off Browns defensive back John Kelly Jr. only to land with his head/neck pressed hard into the ground.
Cleveland was relatively lifeless before players and staff surrounded it.
The Houston native had a neck brace fitted and was put on a stretcher before leaving the field on the cart.
Eagles wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland has a moment in all of his extremities after the injury
Amid the extremely eerie scenes, players from both teams huddled around Cleveland and sent their best wishes.
WPVI TV reporter Jamie Apody shared a video with X of Eagles fans running the Mexican wave as Cleveland was treated on the field before being taken away.
“No time folks,” Apody wrote with the accompanying video. ‘I love you. I do. But not the time.
The 25-year-old played 23 career games – all for the Denver Broncos – before being signed to the Eagles’ practice squad in January.
Cleveland was taken by Denver in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft at the University of Florida.
He played 10 games in his rookie season before seven in his second campaign and six in his final season with the AFC East franchise.
Over his three-year professional football career, Cleveland has eight receptions—on 17 targets—for 91 receiving yards.