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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.
Gabriel (concussion) did not practice Friday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
A non-participant both Thursday and Friday, Gabriel is unlikely to play in Monday's game against the Ravens unless he gets back on the practice field Saturday. With Andrew Hawkins (concussion) also not practicing, the Browns may be without two of their top four wideouts in Monday's game. Such a scenario would likely allow Dwayne Bowe to get some playing time behind Travis Benjamin and Brian Hartline.
Hawkins (concussion) did not practice Friday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
With both Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel (concussion) looking shaky for Monday's game against the Ravens, Brian Hartine and Dwayne Bowe could take on some extra snaps and targets. Marlon Moore may also be involved, as Bowe has barely seen the field this season.
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.