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Browns' Sheldon Richardson: Active Saturday
Richardson (abdomen) will play in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
Richardson isn't expected to get much playing time Saturday after nursing an abdominal injury throughout the first half of August, but his return to the field is a promising sign with plenty of time remaining before Week 1 of the regular season. Trevon Coley and Carl Davis project to handle defensive tackle duties when Richardson is removed from Saturday's tilt.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Kareem Hunt: Expecting 15-20 snaps Saturday
Hunt (groin/suspension) is expected to play around 15-20 snaps in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts, May Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
Hunt won't exactly be lining up alongside the Browns' first-team offense in his preseason debut, as the team has elected to rest a handful of key contributors such as Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb and Odell Beckham (hip). Nonetheless, any experience in Cleveland's system throughout the preseason for Hunt will be a plus, as the No. 2 running back won't be eligible for regular season action until Week 10 against the Bills given his eight-game suspension.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Baker Mayfield: Will sit out Saturday vs. Colts
Mayfield has been ruled out for Saturday's preseason contest against the Colts as the Browns rest a handful of their starters, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Mayfield will not appear in Saturday's tilt after a week of joint practices in Indianapolis, so Garrett Gilbert is now slated to draw the start at quarterback ahead of fellow reserve Drew Stanton. Mayfield's next opportunity for live preseason reps will come Aug. 23 against the Buccaneers.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Garrett Gilbert: Earns start Saturday vs. Colts
Gilbert will draw the start at quarterback in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts with Baker Mayfield (rest) sticking to the sideline, May Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
As Gilbert continues to compete with Drew Stanton for the backup role at quarterback, the Browns have elected to rest several of their key offensive contributors including Mayfield, running back Nick Chubb and wide receiver Odell Beckham (hip).... See More ... See Less
Browns' Nick Chubb: Won't play Saturday
Chubb has been ruled out for Saturday's preseason contest against the Colts, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
The Browns have elected not to risk the health of their starting running back at Lucas Oil Stadium during the team's second preseason tilt, lending reserves D'Ernest Johnson, A.J. Ouellette and Trayone Gray additional opportunities for reps with Chubb sidelined. Chubb's next chance to appear in preseason action will come Aug. 23 against the Buccaneers.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Devaroe Lawrence: Considered day-to-day
Lawrence is day-to-day with a knee injury, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Lawrence suffered a knee injury Wednesday and will work to get back to full health. The third-year pro is competing for a depth role along Cleveland's defensive line.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Damion Ratley: Returns to practice
Ratley (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Ratley has been sideline for most of camp due to a hamstring issue. He is currently on the 53-man roster bubble, so a return to camp should be advantageous for his chances. He hauled in 13 receptions for 144 yards across 13 games during his rookie season in Cleveland.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Odell Beckham: Downplays hip issue
Beckham is downplaying his hip issue, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Per the report, he's simply following the team's plan, which presumably includes not pushing things in the preseason. Beckham indicated that he plans to be available for Week 1 action, however. Supporting that notion is that the star wideout nodded in the affirmative when Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal asked him if he'd be able to play through his current hip issue if this were the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Denzel Ward: Limited at practice
Ward (undisclosed) practiced Thursday but was held out of team drills, Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Ward has been dealing with his injury for about a week and his limited participation is a solid sign for his recovery. While he may sit out the team's preseason game against the Colts on Saturday, head coach Freddie Kitchens said he doesn't think there's any doubt that Ward will fine.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Genard Avery: Back practicing
Avery (ankle) has returned to full participation in practice, Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Avery missed a little over a week of action due to his ankle injury but he appears to be fully recovered. He recorded a virtual sack in Thursday's practice session and has resumed his role as a starting linebacker.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Dontrell Hilliard: Dealing with leg injury
Hilliard (leg) is off to the side with the training staff during Thursday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Spotted icing his leg toward the end of Wednesday's session, Hilliard appears in danger of missing Saturday's preseason game against Indianapolis. With Duke Johnson traded to Houston and Kareem Hunt suspended for eight games, Hilliard has become the frontrunner to serve as Cleveland's No. 2 running back early in the season, potentially replacing Nick Chubb on passing downs. Furthermore, Hilliard is listed as the top kick and punt returner on Cleveland's preseason depth chart.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Antonio Callaway: Spotted in boot
Callaway (ankle, suspension) is wearing a walking boot, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Shortly after the announcement of a four-game suspension, Callaway suffered a high ankle sprain in Cleveland's preseason opener against Washington. He now appears in danger of missing the rest of the exhibition slate, followed by the first four weeks of the regular season. Callaway's absence leaves Rashard Higgins as a clear choice for the No. 3 receiver job in Cleveland.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Odell Beckham: Hip injury clarified
Beckham isn't dealing with a hip pointer as previously reported, but is instead managing a different hip issue, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The aforementioned injury kept Beckham sidelined from the team portion of Wednesday's joint practice with the Colts. Afterward, coach Freddie Kitchens downplayed the injury, but suggested the wideout would likely sit out Thursday's joint session along with Saturday's preseason matchup between the two teams. Beckham at least participated in individual drills Wednesday, which suggests that he probably would get the green light to play this weekend if the Browns were playing a regular-season game. With that in mind, there's no indication this concern will impact Beckham's long-term availability.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Odell Beckham: Has bruised hip
Beckham didn't participate in the team portion of Wednesday's practice due to a hip pointer, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.
The Browns are meeting with the Colts in joint practices Wednesday and Thursday before squaring off Saturday, but Beckham has been contained to just individual drills so far. Graziano noted Beckham may be cleared for team drills Thursday, which would be a step in the right direction for a potential appearance this weekend. That said, coach Freddie Kitchens has yet to make a decision on Beckham's upcoming availability.... See More ... See Less
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