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Browns coach Pat Shurmur hasn't ruled out Brandon Weeden, Trent Richardson for Sunday vs. Steelers

By Marla Ridenour Published: December 24, 2012

Browns coach Pat Shurmur didn’t rule out quarterback Brandon Weeden or running back Trent Richardson for Sunday’s season finale at Pittsburgh.

Shurmur said Weeden suffered a sprained right shoulder in the third quarter of the 34-12 loss at Denver. Richardson suffered a left ankle injury on the second-to-last offensive play.

Asked why he was passing on the final series instead of running, Shurmur said, “So you just run the ball and get out of there, warm up the buses? Is that what? We’re trying to do what we can to move the football. At that time it was a three-score game. Typically that means throw it.”

Asked the status of the two, Shurmur said, "We’re still evaluating those injuries. In the case of Trent, it involved his ankle. The X-rays didn’t show a break, but we haven’t finished up the evaluation. He was actually feeling better today. So we’ll see how that goes.

"Brandon, it was his right shoulder. At this point it’s a sprain, so we’ll see where that goes.

Asked about their status for the Pittsburgh game, Shurmur said, "Either one of ‘em, no, I wouldn’t rule them out yet."

Shurmur didn't sound like he thought it would be prudent to rest Richardson, especially since he's played with a rib injury much of the year.

"I want to see if he can come back and play. I think it’s important if guys are physically able to play they play. That’s the competitive nature of this game," Shurmur said.


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