The Buccaneers signed former Browns guard Oniel Cousins to a one-year deal.
The Browns are relatively healthy heading into their battle against the Bills on Thursday night. Only linebackers Jabaal Sheard (knee) and Quentin Groves (ankle) are listed as doubtful.
Defensive tackle John Hughes (knee) and right guard Shawn Lauvao (ankle) are questionable. Among the probables are offensive lineman Oniel Cousins (chest), placekicker Billy Cundiff (thigh), running back Chris Ogbonnaya (thigh) and quarterback Brandon Weeden (thumb).
Defensive end Bllly Winn (quad) has been ruled out.
The dire situation at guard for the Browns got no brighter on Thursday when starter Shawn Lauvao (ankle) remained sidelined from practice.
Replacement Oniel Cousins, a converted tackle, was whistled for four penalties, including one that negated a touchdown, in the defeat to Miami on Sunday. He was part of a right side that struggled mightily with penalties and sacks.
There has yet to be confirmation on Lauvao's status for the game Sunday in Baltimore. But Rob Chudzinski has expressed confidence in Cousins if he indeed must continue to start.
Browns offensive lineman Oniel Cousins and Garrett Gilkey have drawn rave reviews since making the transition from tackle to right guard.
"I thought Oniel did a good job going in there and playing," Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said, per NFL.com. "He hasn’t played a lot of it. He has played some, but for not having done much of it through the course of training camp, and really, he’s still coming back from his injury, he’s adjusting in a couple different ways.
"Garrett played and got a significant amount of snaps, some with the ones and then, some with the twos. I think he responded. I feel like Garrett’s getting better every week, and we just need to continue to make progress. I’ve been comforted by Oniel’s performance in the game and Gilkey’s development."
Even quarterback Brandon Weeden, who hasn't been sacked in any of the team's three preseason games, has been impressed.
"Those guys have played great through three games," Weeden said. "Oniel and Gilkey both split some time the other night, and I thought both of them played well."