The Cleveland Browns will have their "dress rehearsal" for the regular season in their second preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Thursday night. There are only two games taking place on Thursday, and the other game will be broadcast on national television. Figuring out how to watch Browns games was a weekly feature in the regular season last year, so why not extend it to the preseason this year? Here are ways to watch or listen to the game, followed by this week's injury report:
Cleveland Browns vs. Green Bay Packers
Game Time: Thursday, August 16th at 8:00 PM EST
Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
TV Schedule (Jim Donovan & Bernie Kosar):
WKYC 3 (NBC; Cleveland)
WBNS 10 (CBS; Columbus)
WYTV 33 (ABC; Youngstown)
WHIO 7 (CBS; Dayton)
Radio Schedule: WTAM 1100, 100.7 WMMS or WMMS.com
Odds: Packers by 3
Cleveland Browns: The following players are not expected to play: RB Trent Richardson (knee), TE Benjamin Watson (undisclosed), DE Frostee Rucker (knee), DT Phil Taylor (pectoral), DT Scott Paxson (knee), LB D'Qwell Jackson (shoulder), CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle), and S Usama Young (hamstring).
WR Mohamed Massaquoi and DE Marcus Benard returned to practice on Tuesday and could be available for the game. The status of WR Carlton Mitchell (leg) is up in the air after he missed Wednesday's practice. Everyone else is expected to play, including new defensive tackle Ronnie Cameron.
Green Bay Packers: If you thought the Browns had it bad, it's even worse for the Packers. They are expected to be without 18 players, including RB James Starks (toe), RB Brandon Saine (hamstring), RB Du'ane Bennett (knee), FB John Kuhn (ankle), FB Jon Hoese (hamstring), WR Greg Jennings (concussion), WR Diondre Borel (groin), WR Shaky Smithson (ankle), TE Jermichael Finley (quad), TE Andrew Quarless (knee), TE Eric Lair (knee), OT Derek Sherrod (leg), OG Ray Dominguez (ankle), DT Johnny Jones (knee), ILB Desmond Bishop (hamstring), OLB Frank Zombo (hamstring), CB Davon House (shoulder), and CB Sam Shields (elbow).