Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress said he doesn’t expect wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi to miss Thursday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.
But Massaquoi did not practice today or Monday. The injury report will be released later today.
When asked what the offense would lose if Massaquoi is out for the game, Childress said, “I’m not anticipating that with Mo.”
Massaquoi injured his left hamstring Sunday with about nine minutes left in the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills.
Childress also said special-teams ace Josh Cribbs won’t have his role drastically expanded on offense.
“He’s already playing about 24, 25, maybe even 30 plays in special teams,” Childress said. “We’re gonna water drop him in there, but to tell you that he would have a leading role, I’d be misleading anybody to say that. We’re gonna have plays for him in there that are his plays and even though they’re his plays, it doesn’t mean the ball’s gonna be able to go to him. Just by virtue of some of the progressions that we have, if he’s gloved or if he’s covered, then you can’t go there. So you can have the best intentions with Josh and still not be able to get him the football.”
Incoming owner Jimmy Haslam III attended practice today and watched from the sideline. ... Browns coach Pat Shurmur said special-teams ace Ray Ventrone will serve as the team’s fourth captain against the Ravens. … Tight end Alex Smith did not practice today. He suffered a concussion Sept. 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals and hasn’t returned to action since.