The Cleveland Browns have decided who their quarterback will be Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers but they’re not going to say who it will be. Apparently, not even the quarterbacks know as of Friday afternoon.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns head coach Mike Pettine said on Friday that he won’t make his announcement until gametime on Sunday at Heinz Field as he’s reportedly “keeping it a secret for strategic reasons.”
Quarterback Josh McCown (ribs) will undoubtedly start against the Steelers if he’s healthy enough to do so. McCown, however, is reportedly still struggling with his rib injury that he suffered a few weeks ago and that has resulted in him being limited all week during the team’s practices. He ends the week listed as questionable.
Also questionable for Sunday are Browns safety Tashaun Gipson (illness), safety Ibraheim Campbell (hamstring) and safety Jordan Poyer (shoulder). Gipson is a new addition the team’s injury report as he was added on Friday.
Out for this Sunday’s game are guard Joel Bitonio (ankle), cornerback Joe Haden (concussion) and safety Donte Whitner (concussion).
Ending the week listed as probable are wide receiver Brian Hartline (concussion), wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (concussion), and quarterback Johnny Manziel (right elbow).