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Practice/Injury Report: Cleveland Browns vs. New York Giants

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David Richard-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Fans were a little concerned when they heard about RB Trent Richardson missing practice on Friday morning, until they learned that he was excused for the birth of his child. He will be good to go on Sunday, but a couple of other players won't be available. TE Alex Smith and S Tashaun Gipson have officially been ruled out, and WR Mohamed Massaquoi and WR Travis Benjamin are doubtful.

The Browns will be thin at the receiver position, but Joshua Cribbs will play after being knocked out last week against the Ravens. Four receivers are expected to be available -- Josh Gordon, Greg Little, Jordan Norwood, and Cribbs.

The Browns were thought to be thin at safety, but T.J. Ward said he will play against the Giants after having surgery on his hand. Usama Young is expected to play as well. With Gipson out, S Eric Hagg will probably be active. The other big injury-related news is that James-Michael Johnson is expected to make his regular season debut. He has been dealing with rib and oblique issues since the end of the preseason.

The Giants are pretty banged up headed into this game. Cleveland's secondary gets a break with WR Hakeem Nicks and WR Ramses Barden being ruled out. When you tally up all of the players the Giants will be missing, things could get very interesting on Sunday.

BROWNS WED THU FRI STATUS
TE Alex Smith (head) DNP DNP DNP OUT
S Tashaun Gipson (knee)
DNP DNP DNP OUT
WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring) DNP DNP DNP DOUBTFUL
WR Travis Benjamin (hamstring)
DNP DNP DNP DOUBTFUL
S T.J. Ward (hand)
DNP LP LP QUESTIONABLE
RB Trent Richardson (not injury related) -- -- DNP PROBABLE
WR Joshua Cribbs (head) LP FP
FP
PROBABLE
DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder) LP FP FP
PROBABLE
S Usama Young (knee) LP FP FP
PROBABLE
S Ray Ventrone (hand, calf) LP LP LP PROBABLE
LB James-Michael Johnson (ribs, oblique)
LP LP --




GIANTS WED THU FRI STATUS
WR Ramses Barden (concussion)
DNP
DNP DNP OUT
WR Hakeem Nicks (foot, knee)
DNP DNP DNP OUT
DT Rocky Bernard (quadriceps)
DNP DNP DNP OUT
CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring)
LP
DNP DNP OUT
S Kenny Phillips (knee) DNP DNP DNP OUT
OT David Diehl (knee)
LP
LP LP DOUBTFUL
LB Keith Rivers (hamstring)
LP LP LP DOUBTFUL
OG Chris Snee (hip) DNP DNP LP QUESTIONABLE
LB Michael Boley (hip) DNP DNP LP QUESTIONABLE
S Antrel Rolle (knee)
LP
DNP LP QUESTIONABLE
CB Corey Webster (hand, hamstring)
DNP DNP LP QUESTIONABLE
C David Baas (hand) DNP FP
FP PROBABLE
CB Michael Coe (hamstring)
FP FP FP PROBABLE

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