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Browns TE Hooper undergoing appendectomy, out against Cincy

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns tight end Austin Hooper is undergoing an appendectomy and will miss Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Coach Kevin Stefanski said Hooper, who signed with Cleveland as a free agent this year, is having the operation Friday. Stefanski said it’s expected to be a standard procedure and the 25-year-old Hooper will not miss significant time. A two-time Pro Bowler in four seasons with Atlanta, Hooper has 22 catches for 205 yards. He’s caught at least five passes in Cleveland’s past three games. Stefanski said quarterback Baker Mayfield's chest injury has improved and he's had a good week of practice.  

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