Sep 17, 2020
Browns are really, really banged up for Thursday vs. Bengals
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With a glance at their injury report, a drawback of short week football is on full display for the Cleveland Browns.
In one sense, the Cleveland Browns have a quick opportunity to rebound form a 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. But playing on a short week Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals also means a short recovery time for anyone who is injured.
The Browns have put out an injury report for Thursday night. Four players on the defensive side of the ball–cornerback Kevin Johnson (liver), cornerback Greedy Williams (shoulder), linebacker Mack Wilson (knee) and linebacker Jacob Phillips (knee) have been declared out. Defensive end Olivier Vernon (abdomen) is listed as questionable.
Shifting over to the offensive side, wide receiver Jarvis Landry (hip) is listed as questionable. Starting offensive tackles Jack Conklin (ankle/finger) and Jedrick Willis (shin) are also questionable, as are center JC Tretter (knee) and backup guard/tackle Chris Hubbard (ankle).
All the questionable players have been either limited or held out of practice this week.
For the #Browns tomorrow night: CB Greedy Williams (shoulder), CB Kevin Johnson (liver) & LB Mack Wilson (knee) are out. Jarvis Landry (hip), T Jedrick Willis (shin), T Jack Conklin (ankle), C JC Tretter (knee), DE Olivier Vernon (ab) & G Chris Hubbard (ankle) are questionable.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 16, 2020
The NFL’s elimination of the probable injury designation a few years ago makes it hard to know how close anyone listed as questionable really is to being able to play. Teams that play Thursday night after a Sunday game also only offer estimations of player’s practice participation on Monday that week, without having a formal session. Full clarity on injured players who aren’t declared out on a short week only really comes when inactives are released before a Thursday night game.
A loss to the Bengals on Thursday night would drop Cleveland to an especially dismal-looking 0-2, so it’s as close a must-win for them as there can be in only Week 2. All six key players who are listed as questionable may play given that circumstance, but the Browns will be operating in a banged-up state on a short week.Next: Will the Seahawks offense keep letting Russell Wilson cook?
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Tigers beat Indians 5-2 after Gardenhires retirement
DETROIT (AP) — Eric Haase and Daz Cameron hit RBI singles during a four-run eighth inning, and the Detroit Tigers won their first game following manager Ron Gardenhire’s retirement, 5-2 over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
Gardenhire abruptly stepped down before the game, saying it had been a stressful season for him and that he needed to focus on his health. What looked like another quiet night for Detroit’s bats suddenly changed in the eighth, when the Tigers broke through.
With men on first and second and one out, Haase singled up the middle against his former team to tie it at 2. Cameron followed with a sharp base hit to right off Phil Maton (2-3). Victor Reyes brought a run home with a bases-loaded walk, and Willi Castro added a sacrifice fly.
Jose Cisnero (3-3) escaped a jam in the eighth when Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez lined into a double play with men on first and third. Bryan Garcia struck out three in the ninth for his third save.
The loss snapped a streak of 12 straight victories for Cleveland at Detroit’s Comerica Park. The Indians are 64-20 against the Tigers since the start of the 2016 season.
Cleveland beat Detroit 1-0 on Friday night, but this time the Indians’ lack of offense cost them. Ramirez hit a two-run double in the third inning for Cleveland’s only scoring.
Detroit starter Spencer Turnbull allowed five hits in six innings. He struck out seven with no walks. Cleveland’s Triston McKenzie allowed six hits in four innings with three walks and three strikeouts.
Harold Castro put the Tigers up 1-0 with an RBI double in the first.
Bench coach Lloyd McClendon took over as Detroit’s manager for the remainder of the season.
Tigers: C Austin Romine had the night off after hurting his wrist Friday.
Carlos Carrasco (2-4) starts for Cleveland in Sunday’s series finale against Detroit’s Matthew Boyd (2-6).
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