Browns coach Mike Pettine indicated Monday that Josh McCown (ankle) might need a day off in practice this week, but the QB should be able to play Sunday against the Broncos, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
For his part, McCown -- who threw for a franchise-record 457 yards in Week 5's overtime win over the Ravens -- said that he's "hopeful" he'll be able to play this Sunday, so his status is worth monitoring in the coming days. Next up for the Browns' QB snaps should McCown miss any practice reps (or even game action) is Johnny Manziel, with Austin Davis also on hand.
Draughn (back) is inactive Sunday against the Ravens.
Draughn didn't log any practice time this week due to a back ailment, so it's not too surprising to see him sit this one out. He'll join Robert Turbin (ankle) on the inactive list, leaving Isaiah Crowell and rookie Duke Johnson to lead the charge in the Cleveland backfield. Even when healthy, look for Draughn to be used in a limited basis in the Browns' offensive game plan.
Browns cornerback Joe Haden (concussion) will likely sit out Sunday's game against the Broncos, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Haden is currently in the NFL's concussion protocol and the report suggests that it would be a surprise if he advanced through it fast enough to be cleared in advance of Week 6's home contest versus Denver. Per ESPN.com, if Haden can't play Sunday, the Browns could well turn to Pierre Desir to fill in for him.
Turbin (ankle) is inactive Sunday against the Ravens.
Turbin has yet to play in a game this season for the Browns, and as expected, will sit for the Week 5 contest. He appears to be getting closer to game action, but likely needs to see some more practice reps before coach Mike Pettine is comfortable activating him for a game. Even when activated, Turbin will likely find himself behind Isaiah Crowell and rookie Duke Johnson on the depth chart.
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).
Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware suffered a back strain Sunday at Oakland and is expected to miss two weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Broncos travel to Cleveland next Sunday, before their bye arrives in Week 7, so the team is prepared to be without Ware for potentially just one game. Thus, his next few weeks will be characterized by treatment, with the likely aim of a return for Sunday Night Football on Nov. 1 against the Packers.