The Cleveland Browns wrapped up their final practice preparations on Friday for the season finale Sunday at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the injury report shows a very banged up team.
Cornerback Sheldon Brown (head, foot), tight end Jordan Cameron (head), quarterback Colt McCoy (right shoulder), running back Trent Richardson (ankle) and quarterback Brandon Weeden (right shoulder) were all ruled out on Friday after missing the entire week of practice with their injuries.
With both Weeden and McCoy out the Browns will start third-string quarterback Thaddeus Lewis Sunday against the Steelers and he will be backed up by Josh Johnson. With Richardson ruled out for the game that means Montario Hardesty will start at running back and he will likely be backed up by Brandon Jackson.
Defensive tackle Ishmaa\’ily Kitchen (calf) and defensive end Frostee Rucker (shoulder, hamstring) were both limited on Friday with Kitchen being listed as questionable and Rucker listed as probable.
Practicing fully on Friday for the Browns and also listed as probable were wide receiver Joshua Cribbs (knee), safety Tashaun Gipson (foot), center John Greco (thumb), defensive tackle John Hughes (back), defensive end Juqua Parker (knee), tight end Alex Smith (illness), and tackle Joe Thomas (back).