But while the list only has one player’s name on it, it’s a pretty big one as quarterback Deshaun Watson is listed as questionable with soreness in his right throwing shoulder.
Watson has been limited all week in practice after injuring his shoulder during last Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans. Today, he tossed two passes during the early part of practice and then called it a day. He spent the remaining portion of practice open to the media hanging out with head trainer Joe Sheehan, according to cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot.
Head coach Kevin Stefanski said he is “hopeful” that Watson will be able to go against the Ravens. As for the man himself, Watson said “I’m OK, I’ll play,” when asked about his status, according to Cabot.
If Watson can’t go or gives it a try and has to exit the game, then the Browns will turn to rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson for his NFL regular-season debut.
On Baltimore’s side of things, the list is considerably longer including two of their top receivers being ruled out including former Cleveland receiver Odell Beckham Jr. The Ravens also lose their top two pass rushers, top cornerback and are unlikely to have their left tackle:
- Safety Marcus Williams (pectoral) - Questionable
- Center Tyler Linderbaum (ankle) - Questionable
- Running back Justice Hill (foot) - Questionable
- Safety Kyle Hamilton (back) - Questionable
- Offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley (knee) - Doubtful
- Wide receiver Rashod Bateman (hamstring) - Out
- Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) - Out (Raise your hand if you are surprised!)
- Cornerback Marlon Humphrey (foot) - Out
- Outside linebacker David Ojabo (ankle/knee) - Out
- Outside linebacker Odafe Oweh (ankle) - Out
Would Watson missing the game be bigger than all of the Ravens players being out? Should the Browns play it safe with their quarterback?