Injuries and losses continue to pile up for the Browns.
The Browns on 7th November placed linebacker Christian Kirksey and cornerback E.J. Win on injured reserve, which means both players are ready for the 2018 season.
The Browns, 2-6-1, have lost four games in a row. They host the Atlanta Falcons at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 11th and then go into their week with the chance to heal their injured bodies and injured spirits.
Kirksey, fourth in the team with 43 tackles, suffered a thigh injury on 4 November in the 37-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Gaines suffered his second concussion in less than three weeks in the same game.
The Browns signed defender Juston Burris in front of the Jets practice squad to occupy one of the vacant seats.
Kirksey has never missed a game in the Browns' first four seasons. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound linebacker from the University of Iowa made 143 and 138 in 2017 in 2017. He lost two games previously in 2018 with shoulder and ankle injuries.
Cornerback Denzel Ward, thrown out of the game over a hip injury with the Chiefs, was on the hometrainer during the training that was open to the media on 7 November.
There was some good news on the practice field; Linebacker Joe Schobert, who had missed the last four games with a thigh injury, practiced the 7th of November. Without setbacks he should be allowed to play against the Falcons.