The Browns got back on the practice field today, but are down a few players from the game against Buffalo as well as a few lingering issues they are still trying to get past. Desmond Bryant, who was rushed to the hospital with shortness of breath, was practicing today and is not expected to have a problem playing this week. The Browns also made a roster move by releasing Justin Staples from the practice squad and resigning Josh Cooper, which seems like more than a coincidence with Brandon Weeden the starting quarterback.
Quentin Groves (ankle) and Jabaal Sheard (knee) were not able to practice, but were working with trainers and Sheard is wearing a brace. Billy Winn (quad) is still not practicing and Chris Ogbannaya (head) is not able to participate after suffering a concussion against the Bills.
The Browns had released Josh Cooper at a time when Weeden was not going to be playing due to his thumb injury and when Josh Gordon had come back from suspension, but was brought back to the practice squad the same week as Weeden is back to being the starter. Cooper was one of his targets at Oklahoma State and has a level of comfort with him, so if they have an injury, they can bring him back up and put him on the regular roster.