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Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper out Sunday with appendicitis

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BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals with appendicitis.

Coach Kevin Stefanski said Hooper had his appendix removed on Friday.

Hooper, a Pro Bowler with the Atlanta Falcons last year, has 22 receptions for 205 yards and a touchdown this season.

David Njoku and rookie Harrison Bryant will see their roles increase at tight end in Cincinnati.