Browns starting free safety Tashaun Gipson suffered a grade 3 sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee Sunday in a 26-24 win over the Atlanta Falcons, according to reports.
There is optimism Gipson could return to action in five to six weeks, ESPN's Adam Caplan reported Monday. So Gipson will likely be sidelined for the rest of the regular season, but he might be able to contribute in the postseason if the Browns (7-4) qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2002.
Jim Leonhard will replace Gipson in the starting lineup. Jordan Poyer could receive playing time at free safety as well.To read more or comment...
The Browns (7-4) defeated the Atlanta Falcons (4-7) Sunday at the Georgia Dome.
Click the link for our game story: Browns 26, Falcons 24: Billy Cundiff’s last-second field goal lifts Browns to victory
Starting outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard will be active Sunday despite suffering a foot injury last week against the Houston Texans that the Browns originally thought could end his season.To read more or comment...
The Browns officially activated All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon from the exempt/commissioner permission list and waived backup outside linebacker Keith Pough, the team announced Saturday.
Activating Gordon, the NFL's leader in receiving yards last season, was a formality.
After serving a 10-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, Gordon will play for the first time this season Sunday when the Browns (6-4) visit the Atlanta Falcons (4-6).
Pough spent the first the first 10 weeks this season on the Browns’ practice squad and was inactive last week.To read more or comment...
Out: Tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion) and wide receiver Marlon Moore (hamstring). Doubtful: Inside linebacker Karlos Dansby (knee). Questionable: Safety Johnson Bademosi (concussion) and outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard (foot). Probable: Defensive end Desmond Bryant (wrist), outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) and nose tackle Ahtyba Rubin (knee).
Out: Cornerback Robert Alford (wrist) and offensive tackle Jonathan Scott (hamstring). Probable: Wide receivers Harry Douglas (foot), Julio Jones (illness), Devin Hester (wrist) and Drew David (foot), fullback Patrick DiMarco (illness), running back Steven Jackson (illness), guard Jon Asamoah (shoulder) and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee).To read more or comment...
Browns coach Mike Pettine met with reporters Friday after practice. Below is a transcript from the news conference provided by the team.
On TE Jordon Cameron practicing on a limited basis today: “It was good to get him back out there, but we obviously, just declared him out. We’re hopeful where he is at this point that we’ll have him for next week.”
On if the fact that they have to fly to Atlanta has anything to do with him being ruled out: “No.”
On how DB Jim Leonhard has been playing both in the secondary and on special teams: “Just steady, dependable. He’s one of those guys who just does his job. He’s not going to make a ton of flashy plays, but that hidden effect of he’s not just only doing his job. He’s helping other guys as far as understanding formations and what we could potentially get. Just the on-field communication when he’s out there I think is ramped up a notch. Then I just think he does a good job for us with our young guys helping them prepare. Him and (DB) Donte (Whitner) both I think bring that veteran presence - guys that have been in the league a long time - the professionalism. I just think he’s brought to this team what we anticipated he would bring when we brought him here.”To read more or comment...