Practice/Injury Report: Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts

David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

The Cleveland Browns have their longest injury list of the season, but they are actually getting some players back this week. RB Trent Richardson is expected to play after being limited in last week's game against the Bengals, when he suffered an injury to his ribs. Richardson will wear a flak jacket, but could still see reduced reps against the Colts. If that's the case, backup RB Montario Hardesty would get some more work.

The Browns are expected to have WR Mohamed Massaquoi and WR Travis Benjamin available. Both players missed two games after suffering hamstring injuries in Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens. They may not find their way into the rotation right away, though, as the Browns reportedly kept Josh Gordon, Greg Little, and Josh Cooper among the top three receivers in practice this week. Little missed Thursday's practice with the flu, but he was back to work on Friday and is expected to play.

The Browns' run defense should get a boost this week when Ahtyba Rubin returns to action. He missed last week's game against the Bengals with a calf injury. Backup safety Tashaun Gilspn was also back at practice this week. The coaching staff really likes him on special teams too, so I would expect Eric Hagg to be inactive again.

The biggest injury news this week is the fact that starting left guard Jason Pinkston has been ruled out. Pinkston was in the hospital with a blood clot, according to reports. We wish him the best in his recovery. John Greco, who filled in for Pinkston most of the game last week, will start in his place.

The Colts might have a shorter injury list, but the impact of their injuries is pretty extreme. Several starters are missing from the lineup on a team that already does not have a lot of depth after gutting their roster during the offseason.

BROWNS WED THU FRI STATUS
OG Jason Pinkston (illness) LP DNP DNP OUT
LB Scott Fujita (shoulder, neck) DNP DNP DNP OUT
CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle)
DNP DNP DNP OUT
RB Trent Richardson (chest, rib)
LP LP LP QUESTIONABLE
WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring)
LP LP LP QUESTIONABLE
WR Travis Benjamin (hamstring)
LP LP LP QUESTIONABLE
DT Ahtyba Rubin (calf) LP LP LP QUESTIONABLE
S Tashaun Gipson (knee) LP LP LP QUESTIONABLE
QB Brandon Weeden (foot) FP FP FP PROBABLE
WR Greg Little (illness)
-- DNP LP PROBABLE
WR Josh Gordon (knee)
-- -- FP PROBABLE
DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder) FP FP FP PROBABLE
LB Tank Carder (foot) -- -- FP PROBABLE
S T.J. Ward (hand) LP LP LP PROBABLE
S Ray Ventrone (hand, calf) LP LP LP PROBABLE
LS Christian Yount (shoulder)
LP LP LP PROBABLE



COLTS WED THU FRI STATUS
RB Donald Brown (knee) DNP DNP DNP OUT
DT Fila Moala (knee) DNP DNP DNP OUT
DT Martin Tevaseu (ankle) DNP DNP DNP OUT
DE Cory Redding (knee) DNP DNP DNP OUT
LB Robert Mathis (knee) DNP DNP DNP OUT
CB Darius Butler (shoulder) DNP DNP DNP OUT
OG Joe Reitz (knee) LP LP FP QUESTIONABLE
LB Pat Angerer (foot) LP FP FP QUESTIONABLE
OT Winston Justive (ankle) LP FP FP PROBABLE
LB Dwight Freeney (ankle) DNP FP FP PROBABLE
CB Vontae Davis (ankle) FP FP FP PROBABLE
LB Jerrell Freeman (ankle) DNP DNP DNP --

DNP - Did Not Participate
LP - Limited Participation
FP - Full Participation

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