Week 8 Essential NFL Practice News & Notes for Friday
Browns QB Josh McCown (left shoulder) took full practice reps all week. McCown will start in Week 8. It’s an upgrade for Gary Barnidge, who averaged 5.8 catches for 80 yards and 0.75 TD in the eight games McCown played last year. Barnidge posted 4-37 on five targets in McCown’s lone game this year. Duke Johnson also gets a bump after catching 4.8 passes for 44 yards with McCown last year. He caught 4-44 (5) in McCown’s one start earlier this year. Terrelle Pryor was targeted 10 times by McCown in that game, catching three passes for 32 yards.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (knee, pectoral) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Wilson has been removed from the injury report, so he’ll play against the Saints. It’s a great matchup with a bad pass defense.