Listed as questionable, Allen will miss a third straight game, which ensures that Antwon Blake will start across from William Gay at cornerback. Although he's still listed atop the depth chart, Allen won't necessarily have a starting job once he's healthy.
Roethlisberger has a timetable of 4-6 weeks, which is typical for a sprained MCL. The concern is that he's also dealing with a nasty bone bruise that might actually take longer to heal than the sprain. However, recovery from the bone bruise is largely about pain management, and Roethlisberger's on-field toughness is beyond reproach.
After having recorded 10 catches for 249 yards and four receiving TDs through the Browns' first three games, to go along with a return score, Benjamin's fantasy stock is on the rise these days. That said, it remains to be seen how sustainable his current pace is, especially if Dwayne Bowe starts being incorporated into the Browns' offense in the coming weeks.
Gipson is dealing with a groin pull that reduced him to limited practice sessions both Thursday and Friday. Through three games, the safety -- who racked up six interceptions in 2014 -- has recorded 19 tackles and a pick for the Browns.
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (elbow) will serve as the Browns' backup quarterback in Week 3 after coach Mike Pettine announced Wednesday that Josh McCown (concussion) will start Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Browns running back Robert Turbin (ankle) saw limited action during individual drills at Thursday's practice, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Coach Mike Pettine indicated Turbin is still a couple of weeks away from a return to action, as the running back continues to bounce back slowly from the high ankle sprain he sustained as a member of the Seahawks.
Four key Browns defenders deemed questionable for the Sunday game in Baltimore are ready to roll. Included are cornerbacks Joe Haden (shoulder) and K'Waun Williams (hamstring). The others are end Desmond Bryant (thumb) and linebacker Jabaal Sheard (foot).
Browns coach Mike Pettine said the team plans to have cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, their seventh-round pick, sit out the 2015 season as the player recovers from a serious knee injury he suffered at the end of his college career, per Cleveland.com.
The battered Browns list three injured players on their inactive list for their Sunday game at Carolina, including Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden (shoulder). Also hurt and out are fellow corner K'Waun Williams (hamstring) and tight end Gary Barnidge (rib).