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Browns rule 3 out for Saturday, big new injury concern during last playoff practice

Denzel Ward hurt his knee in practice, is questionable

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The Cleveland Browns will go into Saturday’s Wild Card playoff game against the Houston Texans short-handed and have a new injury concern to worry about. While we wait for the official injury reports from both teams, Browns HC Kevin Stefanski gave updates on a few players Thursday.

First, Stefanski ruled out three players for Saturday:

  • WR Cedric Tillman
  • S Grant Delpit
  • K Dustin Hopkins

Hopkins was expected to miss the game per Stefanski on Tuesday while Tillman’s concussion was unlikely to clear in time. Delpit was designated to return from injured reserve but wasn’t in a place to play this quickly following groin surgery.

The bigger news from Stefanski was that CB Denzel Ward hurt his knee in practice and is now questionable for Saturday’s matchup. No other information was available on Ward’s injury.

Three other players will reportedly be questionable for the game:

  • CB Mike Ford
  • RB Pierre Strong
  • S Juan Thornhill.

We will provide the full injury report for both teams when they become available this afternoon.