The bike brigade is back in Berea, and maybe at the worst possible time for the Cleveland Browns. Yeah, it’s football, guys are going to get hurt, but that’s why teams have to carefully select their backups while managing the roster under the 53-man limitations.
Here’s the full Browns injury report for Tuesday:
Damarious Randall was a new addition to the injury report this week and did not practice either Monday—the team didn't practice, but he would have been out—or Tuesday with a heel injury.
Meanwhile, Seth DeValve, Chris Kirksey, and Emmanuel Ogbah—who all missed Week 2—all did not practice again on Tuesday. Their statuses are pretty clear, they’ll probably not play again this week, according to coach Hue Jackson.
“From an injury standpoint, Emmanuel (Ogbah) will not make the game this week, but we are getting closer, which I am excited about that,” Jackson said on Tuesday. “Kirko (Christian Kirksey), we will see how all of that unfolds.
“Damarious (Randall), we will see where he is, but Damarious did not practice today. We will see where we are.”
Denzel Ward, Jarvis Landry, Desmond Harrison, and Briean Boddy-Calhoun are all new additions to the team’s injury report this week. All four were limited on Tuesday, and their statuses for Thursday night are up in the air. Although, Jackson didn’t seem concerned about their outlooks.
“Outside of that, there is nothing else to really report form a medical standpoint,” Jackson said. “All of the other bruises that we had, I think we will be fine and be ready to play.”
On a short week, those bumps and bruises can creep up and cause some guys to miss games when they maybe wouldn’t have given a full week to recover.
It’ll be a struggle for Cleveland if any number of these guys are unable to go on Thursday night.