Browns Injury: Karlos Dansby Out, Jabaal Sheard In
The full Cleveland Browns Injury list is not out yet but we do now know that Karlos Dansby is OUT for today and Jabaal Sheard is IN:
Both are big pieces of the Browns puzzle but neither were expected to play for around a month. The fact that Dansby worked out before being declared inactive is a great sign. That Sheard will play is huge as some thought he could miss the rest of the year.
The Browns have been destroyed by injuries especially upfront. It is possible with Dansby being out that Mike Pettine might get creative with his linebacker plans. We could see Paul Kruger slide inside, especially on running downs, to try to beef up that area.
Sheard provides solid play at outside linebacker and will hopefully continue to apply pressure. Craig Robertson, who has really improved this season will start in place of Dansby and call the plays.
The Browns are also thin on the defensive line as well as these injuries at linebacker. It will be key today that they are able to stop the run on first and second down forcing the Falcons to be one dimensional.
Update: The full Inactives List came out while typing this article:
How surprised are you by these two pieces of information?