Browns MLB Joe Schobert returned to a limited practice Wednesday for the 1st time since he suffered the hamstring injury back in Week 6. Schobert then missed the past 3 games. We'll see if he's ready to play Sunday against the Falcons. If he is, Schobert and Jamie Collins will be the Cleveland LBs to use. Browns S Damarious Randall also put in a limited practice Wednesday after missing the loss to the Chiefs with a groin injury. Randall has dealt with multiple injuries throughout the season but practiced just once over the past 2 weeks (Friday of Week 8). Randall's Wednesday participation seems to put him on track to play against the Falcons, which should also put him in IDP lineups.
Browns LB Christian Kirksey left Sunday's loss to the Chiefs with a hamstring injury and did not return. That's a new injury for a guy who missed 2 games earlier this season while dealing with shoulder and ankle issues. Cleveland has also been without MLB Joe Schobert since Week 6. We'll see about the status of Kirksey and Schobert for Sunday's matchup with the Falcons. A Week 11 bye waits on the other side.
Browns HC Hue Jackson said Monday that MLB Joe Schobert will be "down for a little while" with the hamstring injury that knocked him out of Sunday's loss to the Chargers, according to the team website. James Burgess replaced Schobert in that game but then left with his own hamstring injury and could also miss further time. Jackson said he and his staff would have to discuss the replacement plan behind Schobert and Burgess. OLB Jamie Collins reached a 90% snap share for just the 3rd time in 6 games against the Chargers and becomes more of an IDP starting option with the injuries in the middle.