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Browns inactive list: 16 players won’t suit up tonight

Down from 37 inactive last week, Browns vs Commanders will see a few more players on the field

Cleveland Browns Offseason Workout Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns and Washington Commanders square off on the shores of Lake Erie tonight in the return of QB Jacoby Brissett. Week 1 of the preseason will see more Browns starters on the field to start the game after 37 players were inactive for the Hall of Fame game last week.

While the NFL requires very specific information during the regular season, in the preseason teams are not required to explain why players are not playing or details on any injuries.

Cleveland will see 16 players not active for tonight’s game for a variety of reasons, some known, some assumed and some unknown but most due to injuries or health issues:

  • CB Greg Newsome II
  • LB Anthony Walker Jr.
  • WR Jakeem Grant Sr.
  • WR Mike Woods II
  • WR Jaelon Darden
  • WR Marquise Goodwin
  • S Grant Delpit
  • RB Jerome Ford
  • LB Matthew Adams
  • LB Sione Takitaki
  • DE Isaiah Thomas
  • G Drew Forbes
  • TE Harrison Bryant
  • DE Alex Wright
  • DT Shelby Harris
  • DT Trysten Hill

A few, not all, of the known reasons players are out this week: Walker, Grant and Takitaki had season-ending injuries last year and are being eased back in. Goodwin is dealing with blood clots that have kept him out all of camp. Thomas and Wright had surgery this week. Ford has a hamstring issue.

Harris just joined the team and will need to get up to speed.

From last week to this week, the Browns will have 21 extra players on the field which should create some extra levels of excitement in the game.