McCown is expected to be sidelined for 2-to-4 weeks because of a strain and hairline crack in his non-throwing shoulder, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
McCown suffered the injury in Week 2 against the Ravens, and while he was apparently pushing to play Sunday against the Dolphins, he will now miss multiple weeks because of the issue. With Robert Griffin (shoulder) also out, Cody Kessler will be under center for the Browns.
Jones (calf) said he will play Monday against Saints, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Jones missed practice earlier in the week, and while he put in only a limited effort Saturday, it was apparently enough to give him confidence to play Monday. His presence would certainly be a huge boost against a Saints defense that is one of the worst in the league.
Manager Pete Mackanin said he was unsure if Goeddel (concussion) will be able to play again this season, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Goeddel was hit in the head by a 93-mph fastball last Wednesday. He left the Phillies on Saturday to continue to be monitored for a concussion he suffered after being hit by the pitch.
Franco went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a 10-8 win over the Mets on Saturday.
Franco has now homered in three straight games after not hitting one for more than a month. He's hitting .310/.355/.507 with the three homers and 15 RBI during the month of September.
Kenyan Drake, not Ajayi, is expected to start Sunday against the Browns, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport's exact words were "treating... as the starter" so we assume that means Drake is slated for the bigger workload, though that could change based on game flow and performance. Bottom line, Ajayi seems like a risky start this week even with a great matchup.