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Browns CB Joe Haden misses second consecutive practice with injured oblique muscle

By Nate Ulrich Published: November 16, 2012

Browns starting cornerback Joe Haden was sidelined during practice today with an injured oblique muscle.

Haden suffered the injury Wednesday during practice. He sat out Thursday and today.

Browns coach Pat Shurmur is scheduled to speak to reporters at 1 p.m. today.

If Haden can’t play Sunday when the Browns (2-7) visit the Dallas Cowboys (4-5), the defense will be extremely thin at cornerback. Sheldon Brown and Buster Skrine would start, and rookie Trevin Wade, a seventh-round draft pick, would cover the slot receiver in the nickel package. Undrafted rookie Johnson Bademosi is the only other healthy cornerback on the roster, but he has only played special teams this season.

Cornerback Dimitri Patterson (ankle) and special-teams ace Ray Ventrone (hand/calf) also missed practice. Patterson is expected to miss his fifth consecutive game. Ventrone is in danger of sitting out his second game of the season.


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