Earlier today, Cleveland Browns QB Jason Campbell was not at practice, which sent reporters on a mission to see what was wrong with the veteran quarterback -- did the injury he suffered against the Colts do more damage than originally thought? No -- according to the team, Campbell was absent due to an illness, but that may put his status for Thursday's game against the Bears into question. QB Brandon Weeden will start and play 10-12 snaps, but there's a chance that QB Brian Hoyer will play the remainder of the game.
Here is the latest on other injuries for the Browns:
- WR Davone Bess will be fine for the regular season, but is still sitting out of practice as he rests his knee.
- TE Jordan Cameron has a strained groin, just like he did back in minicamp. It held him out of practice and will probably make him inactive against the Bears, but he'll be ready for opening day.
- DE Desmond Bryant is making progress as he tries to return from back spasms, but should be out against the Bears and ready for opening day.
- OLB Barkevious Mingo began running today, according to Chudzinski, which is good news toward his return. Chudzinski still offered no specific timetable on a return, though, so we have no idea if he'll be ready for opening day or not.
- CB Chris Owens is day-to-day and again is in the group of players who is close to returning, as he deals with a foot issue. He'll likely be out against the Bears, though.
Other players sidelined included WR Naaman Roosevelt (hamstring), S Jamoris Slaughter (groin), CB Trevin Wade (shoulder), and K Brandon Bogotay (groin), to go along with the long-term injured players in RB Montario Hardesty (knee), OG Shawn Lauvao (ankle), OG Jason Pinkston (ankle), and OT Ryan Miller (concussion).