McCown still sore, but expected to play Sunday against Broncos

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BEREA, Ohio – Following a franchise record-breaking performance in last Sunday’s win over the Baltimore Ravens, Browns quarterback Josh McCown is expected to play this upcoming Sunday.

McCown hurt his ankle during the end of the game, but has been practicing throughout this week.

“Yeah, he took all his reps,” Browns coach Mike Pettine said. “You can still tell he’s a little sore but we’re confident he’ll be good to go on Sunday.”

Cornerback Joe Haden was also injured in last Sunday’s game, but he suffered a concussion. He is still under review as a part of the NFL concussion protocol, it is unknown if he will be ready to play this weekend against the Broncos.

Even without Haden on defense, Pettine says the Browns will be prepared to take on Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense.

Their defense is another question.

When asked if the Broncos are the toughest secondary they’ve faced this season, Pettine didn’t disagree.

“Yeah that’s a fair statement.” Pettine said. “The statistics back it up, I think they’re number one overall. They’ve played at a high level.”

The Browns and Broncos are set to face off at 1 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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