CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Browns will be without veteran cornerback Tramon Williams Sunday afternoon against the New England Patriots.
Tom Brady makes his return following his 4-game ‘deflategate’ suspension and will have one of his top receivers – Julian Edleman – at his disposal against a young Browns defense.
Rookie defensive end Carl Nassib returns and will wear protection on his left hand after missing the last 2 games due to a broken bone and undergoing surgery.
There are no surprises with the rest of the Browns’ inactives: quarterback Josh McCown, receiver Corey Coleman. center Austin Reiter, center Cameron Erving and tight ends Randall Telfer and Seth DeValve.
Last Week – Patriots lost 16-0 to the Bills; Browns lost 31-20 to the Redskins
The Last Time – Dec. 8, 2013: Patriots beat the Browns 27-26
All-Time Series – Browns lead 13-10
Rankings – CBS Power Ranking: Browns No. 32, Patriots No. 4; AP PRO32: Browns No. 32, Patriots No. 3
Patriots offense – Overall (19), Rush (3), Pass (28).
Patriots defense – Overall (19), Rush (15), Pass (20).
Browns offense – Overall (12), Rush (1), Pass (25).
Browns defense — Overall (19), Rush (15), Pass (20).
Browns Probable Starters – OFFENSE: WR Terelle Pryor, LT Joe Thomas, LG Joel Bitonio, C John Greco, RG Alvin Bailey, RT Austin Pasztor, TE Gary Barnidge, WR Andrew Hawkins, QB Cody Kessler, RB Isaiah Crowell, FB Malcolm Johnson
DEFENSE: DE Jamie Meder, NT Danny Shelton, DE Carl Nassib, OLB Emmanuel Ogbah, ILB Demario Davis, ILB Christian Kirksey, OLB Joe Schobert, FS Jordan Poyer, SS Derrick Kindred, CB Jamar Taylor, CB Joe Haden
Uniform – Brown jersey, brown pants, brown socks.
Broadcast – Radio: 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 WNCX and the PNC Bank Cleveland Browns Radio Network; TV: WOIO-TV 19 (CBS)
Kickoff – 1 p.m. FIrstEnergy Stadium – Cleveland, Ohio
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