The injury list just keeps getting longer and longer for the Cleveland Browns. Heading into this week's game against the San Diego Chargers, not including Scott Fujita (who is headed for injured reserve), head coach Pat Shurmur listed 21 players. That doesn't mean they are all crippled or anything; in fact, only two of those 21 players have been ruled out, and most of the other guys are probably with what can be considered minor ailments.
After trying to give it a go last week, the Browns seem to have shut down DT Ahtyba Rubin. They might do the same next week and allow him to rest up during the bye week too. At that point, perhaps the Browns could bring Rubin and Phil Taylor back at the same time. Wouldn't that be a story to look forward to?
The other player who has been ruled out is CB Dimitri Patterson. Ankle injuries need time to heal, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him out until after the bye as well.
RB Trent Richardson is questionable and will probably try to play this Sunday. Reports indicate that he is healthier than he was at this time last week, but you never know how he'll feel once defenders start hitting him. WR Mohamed Massaquoi is listed as questionable again, and it's unclear as to whether he'll suit up or not. There also must be an illness going around in the locker room since three players -- OG Jarrod Shaw, OT Ryan Miller, and DE Juqua Parker -- had it listed on the injury report.
The Chargers are pretty good on the injury front since they are coming off of a bye.
|DT Ahtyba Rubin (calf)||DNP
|LB Scott Fujita (shoulder, neck)||DNP||DNP||DNP||OUT|
|CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle)
|RB Trent Richardson (chest, rib)
|WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring)
|RB Montario Hardesty (knee)
|RB Chris Ogbonnaya (chest, ribs)
|WR Travis Benjamin (hamstring)||FP||FP||FP||PROBABLE|
|OG John Greco (ankle)
|OG Jarrod Shaw (illness)
|OT Ryan Miller (illness)
|DT John Hughes (knee)
|DE Juqua Parker (shoulder, illness)
|DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder)||FP||FP||FP||PROBABLE|
|LB Tank Carder (foot)||FP||FP||FP||PROBABLE|
|CB Buster Skrine (hand)
|CB Johnson Bademosi (hip)
|S Usama Young (hamstring)
|LS Christian Yount (shoulder)||FP||FP||FP||PROBABLE|
|WR Eddie Royal (hamstring)
|LB Jonas Mouton (hip)
|C Nick Hardwick (abdomen)
|OT Jared Gaither (groin)||FP||FP||FP||PROBABLE|
|DE Vaughn Martin (neck)
|CB Shareece Wright (foot)
DNP - Did Not Participate
LP - Limited Participation
FP - Full Participation