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Steelers-Browns injury report



The Steelers had their final practice of the week today in preparation for their game against the Browns on Sunday. David DeCastro (abdominal) and Diontae Johnson (back) both have been ruled out for Sunday.


DeCastro has struggled to stay healthy this year, as this will be his third game missed this season. He was inactive for the first two games due to a knee injury that kept him out for the majority of training camp. DeCastro suffered his abdominal injury in the first quarter against the Eagles and was replaced by Kevin Dotson, who filled in admirably. Dotson filled in for DeCasto in Week 2 against the Broncos and is expected to make his second career start on Sunday against the Browns.


Johnson has also missed some time this year due to multiple injuries, but this will be the first game that he's missed entirely. He suffered a concussion in the second quarter against the Texans in Week 3 and did not return, and last week against the Eagles he suffered a back injury on a punt return in the first quarter that put him out for the rest of the game. With Johnson ruled out, Ray-Ray McCloud will handle punt return duties and get more reps at wide receiver.


After missing the Eagles game, Marcus Allen (foot) and Derek Watt (hamstring) were full participants in practice all week and are good to go for Sunday.


For the Browns, guard Wyatt Teller (calf), safety Ronnie Harrison Jr. (concussion), safety Karl Joseph (hamstring) and linebacker Jacob Phillips (knee) have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers.


Quarterback Baker Mayfield (chest/ribs), wide receiver Jarvis Landry (hip/ribs), wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., punter Jamie Gillan (groin), defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (abdomen) and defensive end Olivier Vernon (groin) are all listed as questionable for Sunday.


Kevin Stefanski told the Cleveland media that both Mayfield and Beckham are both “trending in the right direction” toward playing against the Steelers.

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