Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Ravens, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Gabriel and Andrew Hawkins (concussion) were both ruled out Saturday, opening the door for Dwayne Bowe to see additional time on the field as the third receiver behind Travis Benjamin and Brian Hartline. Bowe has struggled to gain any sort of traction this season, recording just three catches for 31 yards on eight targets, but he could benefit from playing a lackluster Baltimore secondary Monday night.
Haden (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Ravens, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
After sustaining his second concussion of the season in a Week 8 contest against the Cardinals, Haden will now miss his third straight game. Pierre Desir or Justin Gilbert will likely get the start in place of the star cornerback.
Hawkins (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Ravens, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Hawkins wasn't able to practice at all this week, so this decision isn't much of a surprise. Considering Taylor Gabriel (concussion) was also ruled out Saturday, Dwayne Bowe or Marlon Moore could see additional time on the field against a struggling Ravens' secondary.
Manziel has been demoted to third on the depth chart, NFL Network's James Palmer reports.
Manziel had a promising performance in Week 10 against the Steelers, but Cleveland brass clearly isn't pleased that he was photographed at a bar in Austin, TX during the bye week. The team's statement does mention that Manziel has otherwise met expectations this season, noting that his improvement since last year has been "tremendous". It won't be too surprising if Manziel gets another shot this season, but Josh McCown will be the starter for Monday's game against the Ravens.
McCown (ribs) will start Monday's game against the Ravens, with Johnny Manziel demoted to third on the depth chart, NFL Network's James Palmer reports.
Manziel is getting demoted because he was photographed at a bar in Austin, TX during the Browns' bye week. It's not entirely clear that the demotion will last all season, but at the very least, McCown makes for a nice streaming option against a Baltimore defense that he picked apart for 457 passing yards back in Week 5. There should be further updates regarding Cleveland's quarterback situation in the coming days.
Whitner (concussion) returned to the practice field on Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of Ohio.com reports.
Whitner has missed the last two games due to a concussion he suffered in a Week 8 loss to the Cardinals. His status for Sunday is still unknown, but returning to practice is a good sign for Browns' fans. An official decision on his status for Sunday should be made on Friday.
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.