Lions-Browns Injury Report: Barring a Setback, OLB Jabaal Sheard Should Play

Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

The Browns are expected to get some depth back at the outside linebacker position, but what is the status of Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson?

Here is a wrap-up of the injury situation for the Cleveland Browns heading into this week's game against the Detroit Lions:

  • According to reports, unless OLB Jabaal Sheard suffers a "setback," he will play (and possibly start) against the Detroit Lions. He felt good enough to play on Friday, and will arrive early at the stadium on Sunday to see if he still feels up to playing. The word is that OLB Quentin Groves is in the same boat; he will see how he feels Sunday morning.

  • With FB Chris Ogbonnaya being a full participant in practice on Thursday and Friday, he is expected to jump right back into the lineup at the starting fullback. DT Desmond Bryant, who left last week's game with shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat, will start.

  • For the Lions, the big question all morning will involve WR Calvin Johnson. We're resigned to the fact that he will probably play, but for all we know, his condition could be worse than reported, and maybe the Lions are just trying to play up the fact that he could play. S Louis Delmas has been battling sore knees, but will play on Sunday; they have just been resting him in practice.

The full injury and practice report for Detroit vs. Cleveland is below.

BROWNS WED THU FRI STATUS
DE Billy Winn (knee) DNP DNP DNP OUT
OLB Jabaal Sheard (knee) LP LP LP QUESTIONABLE
OLB Quentin Groves (ankle) LP LP LP QUESTIONABLE
RB Chris Ogbonnaya (concussion) LP FP FP PROBABLE
OT Joe Thomas (elbow) FP FP FP PROBABLE
DT Desmond Bryant (illness) FP FP FP PROBABLE
DE John Hughes (knee) FP FP FP PROBABLE



LIONS WED THU FRI STATUS
RB Theo Riddick (concussion) DNP DNP DNP OUT
WR Nate Burleson (forearm)
DNP DNP DNP OUT
TE Tony Scheffler (concussion) DNP DNP DNP OUT
OT Jason Fox (knee) DNP DNP DNP DOUBTFUL
WR Calvin Johnson (knee) DNP LP LP QUESTIONABLE
LB Ashlee Palmer (ankle) -- -- LP PROBABLE
CB Chris Houston (hamstring) DNP LP LP PROBABLE
S Louis Delmas (knee) DNP LP DNP PROBABLE
S Glover Quin (ankle) -- LP FP PROBABLE

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

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