Pat Shurmur said Montario Hardesty has a shot at playing on Sunday despite still not practicing with his torn calf muscle. Hardesty ran for the second straight day, going full speed at times on Thursday.
"We'll know more based on how he progresses [the rest of the week]," said the Browns head coach. "I know he's anxious to get back out there, and I think he's looking forward to getting back out there."
He said if Hardesty does play, "I don't think he'll have the same number of carries he had in some games."
Shurmur said Peyton Hillis (hamstring) might return to practice sometime in the next couple of weeks.
"I can't tell you exactly," Shurmur said. "We just have to see how this thing progresses. I know he's working extremely hard to get back. He's really attacking the rehab and keeping his strength up."
Hillis has been inactive for five of the nine games this season, and missed most of the Oakland game.