Groin Injury Sidelines CB Joe Haden Again, TE Gary Barnidge To Play Against Titans

For the second time in 5 weeks, the Browns will be without 2-time Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden.

Haden sustained a groin injury on Thursday and is inactive Sunday afternoon against the Tennessee Titans while tight end Gary Barnidge, who was questionable after being limited in practice all week, will play.

Rookie Briean Boddy-Calhoun will start in place of Haden while the offensive line will feature the return of Cameron Erving at center, John Greco back at right guard and Alvin Bailey switches sides and replaces Joel Bitonio at left guard after Bitonio was placed on injured reserve Friday morning.

Rookie receiver Corey Coleman (hand), quarterback Josh McCown (shoulder), as well as tight ends Seth DeValve (knee) and Randall Telfer (ankle) were ruled out on Friday.

Defensive end Xavier Cooper (shoulder) and fullback Dan Vitale, signed this week from Tampa Bay’s practice squad are also inactive.

Last Week – Browns lost to Patriots 33-13; Titans beat Dolphins 30-17

The Last Time – Sept. 20, 2015: Browns beat Titans 28-14

All-Time Series – Browns lead 35-29

Rankings – CBS Power Ranking: Browns No. 32, Titans No. 26; AP PRO32: Browns No. 32, Titans No. 23

Browns offense – Overall (20), Rush (5), Pass (26).
Browns defense — Overall (29), Rush (20), Pass (25).

Titans offense – Overall (15), Rush (2), Pass (28).
Titans defense – Overall (10), Rush (15), Pass (9).

Browns Probable Starters – OFFENSE: WR Terelle Pryor, LT Joe Thomas, LG Alvin Bailey, C Cameron Erving, RG John Greco, 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 Briean Boddy-Calhoun

Uniform – White jersey, white pants, orange 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. Nissan Stadium – Nashville, Tennessee

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