The Browns continued drills for their second “Battle of Ohio” on Thursday afternoon. The ranks of receiver still remain thin due to injuries. Veteran linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was on the practice field as he works to come back from a head injury.
Mohamed Massaquoi missed practice due to his hamstring injury. The same could be said for rookie Travis Benjamin. Jordan Norwood missed his second straight day of practice with what Fox 8 reported on Tuesday, as a sprained foot. The Browns only list the injury as a “foot” injury.
Head coach Pat Shurmur and offensive coordinator Brad Childress seemed to downplay the fact that the team is thin at receiver. There were no proclamations that the team will stock on receivers or bring a practice squad receiver, Josh Cooper up to the varsity.
Defensive backs Dmitri Patterson, and Tashuan Gipson, plus linebacker Scott Fujita and defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin were also not on the practice field.
One good sight is that of Joe Haden returning from his 4 game suspension and what his effect can have on the team. “By the essence of somebody’s presence sometimes that can happen and I anticipate he’s going to go out there and battle just like all of the other guys”, said Shurmur.
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