The practice-squad player whom the Browns called up to take the place of suspended wideout Josh Gordon will not play Sunday.
According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, the Browns announced wideout Phil Bates has been ruled out of tomorrow’s game against the Ravens. It’s unclear why Bates won’t play, but the club did say it was not an injury-related decision, per the Beacon Journal. Bates did not accompany the club to Baltimore, according to the report.
With Gordon and Bates out, the Browns have five available receivers: Travis Benjamin, Taylor Gabriel, Andrew Hawkins, Marlon Moore and Rodney Smith. However, Hawkins is questionable with a thumb injury, though he did put in a limited practice on Friday after not practicing Wednesday. (The club had Thursday off.)
Oct 26, 2014 · 3:04 PM EDT
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Oct 09, 2014 · 6:46 PM EDT
Browns WR Rodney Smith (hamstring) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice.
Oct 01, 2014 · 6:31 PM EDT
Vikings WR Rodney Smith (hamstring, probable) practiced fully Wednesday.