Aug 24, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler during the second half against the New York Giants at Metlife Stadium. The Bears won the game 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE
The Cleveland Browns will play their final game of the preseason against the Chicago Bears Thursday night. Although the starters will not see much, if any, action, I always appreciate the fourth preseason game because it gives some of the younger talent a stage to shine on. Here are ways to watch or listen to the game, followed by this week's injury report:
Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns
Game Time: Thursday, August 30th at 7:30 PM EST
Location: Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, OH
TV Schedule (Jim Donovan & Bernie Kosar):
WKYC 3 (NBC; Cleveland)
WBNS 10 (CBS; Columbus)
WYTV 33 (ABC; Youngstown)
WHIO 7 (CBS; Dayton) - tape delay
NFL Network will replay the Bears vs. Browns game on Sunday, September 2nd, at 12:00 AM EST. Please note that this game airs at midnight, meaning it is right after Saturday ends.
Radio Schedule: WTAM 1100, 100.7 WMMS or WMMS.com
Odds: Browns by 3½
Cleveland Browns: The following players are not expected to play due to injury: RB Trent Richardson (knee), RB Chris Ogbonnaya (ankle), TE Ben Watson (undisclosed), OL Oniel Cousins (leg), DT Phil Taylor (pectoral), DT Scott Paxson (knee), CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle), and S Ray Ventrone (hamstring).
After dealing with a knee injury this preseason, LB Scott Fujita could play. S Usama Young will likely make his preseason debut after missing almost all of camp with a hamstring injury. TE Jordan Cameron missed the team's last practice with an undisclosed injury. S David Sims and DT Brian Schaefering missed some practice this past week, but returned Wednesday and can probably be expected to play.
Remember, a lot of the starters, such as QB Brandon Weeden (confirmed), may not play. Because teams' injury reports are unclear in the fourth week of the preseason, I'm not going to even try figuring out who is out for the Bears.