As reported by Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, Cleveland Browns left guard John Greco and running back Willis McGahee were unable to practice Thursday. McGahee suffered a concussion and Greco suffered a sprained knee in the dramatic last minute loss to the New England Patriots. Both look doubtful to be able to play this week against the Chicago Bears.
The Browns signed Edwin Baker in preparation for not having McGahee, who may see playing time in this game. When Greco went down, the Browns put Jason Pinkston in to replace him and he is going to get the start this week. This would be Pinkston’s first regular season start since he suffered a blood clot in his lung that caused him to miss a significant amount of time where he could not train or do much physical activity in order to recover.
The 4-9 Browns play a motivated Bears team trying to keep up with the Detroit Lions as both teams are sitting at 7-6, but the Lions own the tie-breaker. The Bears would really like to be able to come into Cleveland and come away with a win with a chance to go ahead of the Lions as they take on the Baltimore Ravens.