The Cleveland Browns will host the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium and they will do so without having the services of one of their starters on the defensive line.
It was announced Wednesday that defensive end Phil Taylor (knee) will miss several weeks after having an arthroscopic procedure on his knee. Taylor is officially listed as out on the Wednesday report.
Also not practicing Wednesday for the Browns were cornerback Joe Haden (hip) defensive end Billy Winn (quad), linebacker Eric Martin (not injury related) and tackle Joe Thomas (not injury related). Browns head coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday he is “cautiously optimistic” Haden will play Sunday against Pittsburgh. Haden was seen riding a stationary bike during Wednesday’s practice. Winn, Martin and Thomas all should be ready by Sunday in addition.
Tight end Jordan Cameron (ankle/shoulder), defensive back Tashaun Gipson (shoulder), guard John Greco (knee), linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder), cornerback Buster Skrine (thumb) and running back Ben Tate (finger) all practiced fully Wednesday and all are expected to be able to play Sunday.