Depth Likely to be Tested

Injuries are beginning to pile up as the Browns wind down practice in preparation for Sunday's game at Baltimore. In all, 16 players were on Thursday's injury list — 10 of which were starters.

BEREA, Ohio—The Browns head to Baltimore with a lengthy list of injuries with 10 starting players listed as either questionable or doubtful for Sunday's game.

The Browns had a total of 16 players on the list Thursday night and Eric Mangini said it wasn't much improved Friday.

Tight end Evan Moore was back at practice Friday, but three key starters on offense in Jake Delhomme (ankle), Jerome Harrison (thigh) and wide receiver Brian Robiskie (hamstring) all missed practice the past three days.

Mangini didn't rule out anyone for the game, but generally players who don't practice Friday don't play in the games on Sunday.

"I don't know," Mangini said when asked if Delhomme would be inactive again. "Each day gets a little bit better. He's being very aggressive (in getting better) and I have confidence in him operating the offense."

As far as Harrison, Mangini said.

"I think there's a chance that he'll play," he said. "He's improved over the course of the week, but probably won't practice."

Most likely, Seneca Wallace will make his second-straight start at quarterback with either Peyton Hillis or James Davis at running back. Josh Cribbs would start for Robiskie.

Mangini still was holding out hope that Delhomme could go if the ankle is cleared to play.

"If need be, older guys with more experience can cope with (missing practices) better than younger guys."

Mangini said he didn't think know how Harrison would respond if he played after missing a week of practice.

"I think we'd find out because he hasn't been in that situation before."


Benard, Rogers Key Injuries on Defense: Besides the offensive players listed as doubtful, linebacker Marcus Benard (ankle), defensive lineman Shaun Rogers (ankle, hip) missed practice Friday. Offensive lineman Shawn Lauvao (ankle) is also doubtful.

Benard leads the team with 2 ½ sacks.

Linebacker Eric Barton (hip), linebacker D'Qwelll  Jackson (chest), defensive back Derrick Roberson (hip), linebacker Matt Roth (foot), defensive lineman Robaire Smith (ankle), offensive lineman John St. Clair (foot) and offensive lineman Floyd Womack (knee) were all listed as questionable. Offensive lineman Joe Thomas (elbow) and defensive lineman Brian Schaefering (wrist) were also on the report.

Stand Up Eric: Showing his lighter side, Mangini did a couple of impersonations of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll during his session with the media on Friday.

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