The Browns (3-4) practiced today in preparation for their road game Sunday against the Houston Texans (5-3). Reporters were allowed to watch about 30 minutes of practice. Here's what you need to know about the open session:
- Running back Peyton Hillis aggravated his injured left hamstring today during practice. Hillis took a handoff, ran off right guard, stood straight up and started limping. He then threw the ball and his helmet in frustration. Hillis hobbled to the sideline, placed his hands on his knees and put his head down. He then stood up, placed his hands on his hips and talked to a trainer. He walked off the practice field with a trainer as the open period closed to media. Hillis has missed the Browns' past two games after pulling his left hamstring Oct. 16 against the Oakland Raiders. He spoke to reporters after returning to practice Thursday and expressed his excitement about the prospect of playing again.
- The following players practiced again today after being limited in practice Thursday: linebackers Chris Gocong (shoulder) and Kaluka Maiava (knee), wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (concussion), right tackle Tony Pashos (ankle) and safeties Ray Ventrone (hamstring) and T.J. Ward (knee).
- Defensive end Auston English (knee), running back Montario Hardesty (calf) and cornerback Dimitri Patterson (knee) missed practice again. They have sat out all week. Coach Pat Shurmur has ruled out English and Hardesty for Sunday.