BEREA – Quarterbacks Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy didn’t practice again today with shoulder sprains suffered Sunday in the loss to the Broncos. Running back Trent Richardson also remained sidelined with an ankle sprain.
Coach Pat Shurmur didn’t rule them out for the finale Sunday in Pittsburgh, but said if he knows they can’t play he will make the announcement before gameday, likely Friday.
Thaddeus Lewis, who hasn’t played in an NFL game, took the repetitions with the first-team offense for the second straight day and is preparing to face the Steelers’ No. 1-ranked defense.
Offensive coordinator Brad Childress said Richardson could be a “spot player” this week behind Montario Hardesty if he’s cleared to play. Richardson, who broke Jim Brown’s team rookie rushing record last week, is 50 yards shy of the 1,000-yard milestone.
Cornerback Sheldon Brown also remained out with a concussion, and his streak of playing in 175 straight games is in doubt.
Tight end Jordan Cameron, who missed Sunday’s game, is still out with a concussion.
Kicker Phil Dawson, who was voted to his first Pro Bowl on Wednesday, was chosen the team’s player of the year by the local chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America. He’s made 28 of 29 field goals, leading the AFC in field-goal percentage.
Linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was voted the “Good Guy Award” winner by the PFWA. The award is annually given for cooperation with the media and the way the player conducts himself in the community and with his teammates.
Jackson is a team captain and the leading tackler.
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