The Cleveland Browns continue to deal with injuries to key players leading up to Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, though the team did receive some good news on Friday.
Cornerback Joe Haden, who sprained his left knee against the Tennessee Titans on October 2, tested his injury with the first-team defense in practice for the first time and is listed as questionable for Sunday. Running back Peyton Hillis is also listed as questionable for Sunday due to his pulled left hamstring. He didn’t practice, but did run in the pool.
Now for the bad news. Linebacker Scott Fujita, dealing with the effects of his concussion, will not play against the Seahawks. He was sent home from practice again with concussion symptoms, meaning it is time for Kaluka Maiava to step up and take Fujita’s place in the lineup. Linebacker depth is one of the Browns’ biggest weaknesses and it will certainly be tested against the Seahawks, though Seattle’s offense isn’t exactly a powerhouse, averaging only 288 yards of offense per game.
Other injured Browns players include right tackle Artis Hicks (back – questionable), right tackle Tony Pashos (ankle – questionable), cornerback Buster Skrine (hip – questionable), cornerback Ray Ventrone (hamstring – questionable), linebacker Titus Brown (ankle – probable), wide receiver/kick returner Josh Cribbs (knee – probable), center Alex Mack (illness – probable), and tight end Evan Moore (ankle – probable).