Left tackle Cordy Glenn, who missed a good portion of the loss to the Steelers last week, is doubtful with a back injury. He missed the preseason and most of the first three weeks with an ankle injury, but has been out there for most of the year since then. Cyrus Kouandjio will likely start in Glenn’s place, as he did in weeks 2 and 3. Kouandjio played well on the left side of the line earlier in the year and shouldn’t be a liability.
Defensive tackle Kyle Williams, who is also dealing with a back injury, is questionable for the Browns game. Kyle hurt his back prior to last Friday’s practice, and missed the first two practices of this week (as well as the Steelers game) before participating on a limited basis today. Leger Douzable picked up the bulk of Kyle’s playing time against the Steelers and figures to do so again if needed, although Deandre Coleman and Jerel Worthy could see their playing time increase as well.
Linebacker/special teamer Lerentee McCray remains in the concussion protocol and will miss his second straight game. McCray’s defensive snaps were taken over by Shaq Lawson even before he was hurt, so the impact will be limited to special teams. Shamiel Gary, who was added from the practice squad this week when James Ihedigbo was placed on IR, could pick up some of those snaps.
Linebacker Zach Brown, who has been limited in the last two practices with an ankle injury, is questionable this week along with Sammy Watkins (foot) and Charles Clay (knee). All three have been questionable several times this season, and it would be a surprise if any of them missed the game. Clay, in particular, has been mentioned in this space almost every week this season and hasn’t missed a game yet due to injury. He almost never practices for a full session, which might have something to do with his struggles in the receiving game.