Here is a wrap-up of the injury situation for theheading into this week's game against the :
- The Browns will be without TE Jordan Cameron and S Johnson Bademosi, both of whom are recovering from concussions. We might see CB Robert Nelson active for special teams purposes, or S Jordan Poyer could have an increased role as a gunner.
- The big injury to watch is WR Andrew Hawkins, who is battling a thigh/knee injury. If this was a Sunday game, he might be good to go. With it being a short week, the Browns might not want to push him.
- DE Billy Winn is questionable with a new injury -- a toe injury. Hopefully he'll be able to play. DL Phil Taylor practiced for the first time in awhile this week, but only in a limited capacity. Until he gets a full week under his belt, I don't expect him to be active unless the Browns do so for emergency purposes only (i.e. if a lineman goes down during the game).
- The Bengals have several significant injuries of their own. On defense, LB Vontaze Burfict and CB Leon Hall, both of whom are starters, have been ruled out. LB Ray Maualuga is unlikely to play either. On offense, the Bengals will be without RB Giovani Benard and OT Andre Smith, adding two more starters to the absent list. WR A.J. Green is no longer listed on the injury report for Cincinnati.
The full injury and practice report for Cincinnati vs. Cleveland is below.
|S Johnson Bademosi (concussion)
|WR Andrew Hawkins (thigh/knee)
|DE Billy Winn (toe)
|DE Phil Taylor (knee)
|QB Brian Hoyer (glute)
|WR Taylor Gabriel (shoulder)
|WR Rodney Smith (hamstring)||FP||FP||FP||PROBABLE|
|DE Desmond Bryant (wrist)||FP||FP||FP||PROBABLE|
|OLB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder)||FP||FP||FP||PROBABLE|
|LB Vontaze Burfict (knee)||DNP||DNP||DNP||OUT|
|CB Leon Hall (concussion)||DNP||DNP||DNP||OUT|
|RB Giovani Bernard (hip/clavicle)||DNP||DNP||DNP||DOUBTFUL|
|OT Andre Smith (ankle)||DNP||DNP||DNP||DOUBTFUL|
|LB Ray Maualuga (hamstring)||DNP||DNP||DNP||DOUBTFUL|
|DE Robert Geathers (shoulder)||LP||DNP||LP||QUESTIONABLE|
|TE Jermaine Gresham (knee)||--||DNP||LP||PROBABLE|
|OG Kevin Zeitler (calf)||FP||FP||FP||PROBABLE|
|CB Darqueze Dennard (hamstring)||LP||FP||FP||PROBABLE|
|CB Terence Newman (chest)||LP||DNP||LP||PROBABLE|
*The Browns did not hold a practice on Monday, November 3rd, so participation is projected.
DNP - Did Not Participate
LP - Limited Participation
FP - Full Participation