Browns three wideouts skip practice due to injuries
Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur has declared three of his wide receivers as “day to day” after sitting out Monday’s practice due to different injuries.
Mohamed Massaquoi did not practice due to hamstring injury that knocked him out of the game against the Buffalo Bills Sept. 23 while Joshua Cribbs and Travis Benjamin joined him in the sidelines after sustaining injuries against the Baltimore Ravens.
“They are all day to day,” said Shurmur, who is known for being secretive about injury information to keep opponents guessing.
Jordan Norwood and rookie Josh Gordon could see more playing time with the injuries to Massaquoi, Cribbs and Benjamin. Shurmur could also activate Josh Cooper to beef up the Browns’ receiving corps.
Norwood and Gordon said they are ready to step up and take a more prominent role in the offense.
“I feel as though I’m just getting more confidence and more comfortable with each snap I get,” Gordon said. “Seeing different teams, different defenses, you start to grow more comfortable with it. You don’t feel as much as a rookie anymore.”
“His first game, I think his head was spinning a littlebit., still getting the feel for things, but he’s playing a lot faster right now,” rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden said. “I’ve had several talks with him – just what I expect, what we expect, what the coaches expect.
“He’s going to have to continue to make plays because he’s a mismatch at 6-4, 225. He has all the tools. He’s getting better and I’m glad he’s on our side,” Weeden added.
Weeden also wants neophyte running back Trent Richardson to dictate the tempo of the team’s offense when the Browns (0-4) face the New York Giants (2-2) Sunday.
“When you have a guy like Trent, he’s there to take a lot of pressure off us,” Weeden said.