Suggs Set to Go Against Dolphins

Mike McLain brings us the latest from Wednesday's practice in Berea, where Lee Suggs has been named the starting running back against the Dolphins this Sunday. Plus, the Browns get a big nuthin' from the Pro Bowl, and the latest walking wounded...

BEREA – Lee Suggs will be the starting running back Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, and he's expected to play most of the game.

Interim coach Terry Robiksie and running backs coach Kennedy Pola made the call after a Tuesday meeting. Robiskie likes the fact that Suggs has fresh legs after recently missing three games with a toe injury.

"We felt it was the same deal when he first came back (from the neck injury) against the Redskins," Robiskie said. "In that game and immediately right off the bat he hit a couple of things and gave us some juice. Last week he looked fresh and looked like he was ready to roll. We want to see if he can give us some juice right off the bat and get us going."

William Green took word of the news well. He's determined to eventually show his critics that he's a quality runner.

"I don't think anything in particular has happened to me," Green said. "I still have the same mindset. Any time you get on the football field, you can't blame the running back or the quarterback or the line. As a unit we've struggled all year, and I happened to be in there as part of that unit.

"I don't want to be viewed as a scapegoat. I had just as much to do with it as anyone else. We're a unit."

Suggs missed the first three games of the season with a neck injury. He feels that being named the starter was something that would have eventually happened.

"Maybe that's what they were going to do before my neck injury," Suggs said. "It's hard to say. I know what's going to happen Sunday."


SHUT OUT: For the fifth time in the six seasons since their return to the NFL, the Browns had no one selected to the AFC Pro Bowl roster. The only Browns player to earn a Pro Bowl selection in the last six seasons is linebacker Jamir Miller in 2001.

The only other other AFC team not to have a player selected this season is Tennessee. San Francisco was the only NFC team without a player selected.


WINSLOW ON TRACK: Robiskie said that tight end Kellen Winslow's injury rehabilitation is on schedule. Winslow broke an ankle and tore ligaments in his knee against Dallas Sept. 19.

Winslow has a new cast put on the ankle each week. He's expected to be ready to go by the start of next year's training camp.


INJURY REPORT: Browns safety Chris Crocker (biceps) is listed as doubtful on the injury report. Listed as questionable are tight end Steve Heiden (ankle), quarterback Kelly Holcomb (ribs), defensive end Kenard Lang (knee) and tight end Aaron Shea (knee/ankle). Listed as probable are cornerback Michael Lehan (hamstring) and defensive tackle Orpheus Roye (ankle).

For the Dolphins, linebacker Renauld Williams (wrist) is out. Listed as doubtful is linebacker Eddie Moore (calf/knee). Questionable are center Seth McKinney (knee) and linebacker Zach Thomas (hamstring). Listed as probable are defensive end David Bowens (back), quarterback A.J. Feeley (pectoral), cornerback Sam Madison (calf), kicker Olindo Mare (calf), tight end Randy McMichael (ribs), linebacker Derrick Pope (hand) and tackle John St. Clair (ankle).


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