The Cleveland Browns will go on the road to take on the Houston Texans in the Wild Card round of the 2024 NFL Playoffs. The Browns have dealt with injuries all season, and it is what led the team to sign veteran quarterback Joe Flacco as a free agent. Luckily, they aren’t missing any star players yet, but they still have some players they’re awaiting the final status of for Saturday’s game.
Browns final injury report
Out: S Grant Delpit (groin), K Dustin Hopkins (left hamstring), and WR Cedric Tillman (concussion)
Questionable: CB Denzel Ward (knee), CB Mike Ford Jr. (calf), RB Pierre Strong Jr. (back), S Juan Thornhill (calf)
Notable players on in-week report removed from final: WR Amari Cooper (heel), RB Kareem Hunt (groin), and TE David Njoku (knee)
How the team’s injuries may affect the Browns in Wild Card round
Delpit returned to practice this week and has been in injured reserve. There was hope that he would be able to boost the team’s secondary, but it sounds like he has a better chance of returning in the Divisional Round if the team makes it there. Hopkins has been sidelined for two weeks, and the Browns have turned to Riley Patterson in relief. Patterson has made his lone field goal attempts from 33 yards and has connected on six of his seven extra points.
Ward and Thornhill would be the biggest names that are questionable. Ward usually starts at cornerback, with Thornhill slotting in as the team’s free safety. The two members of the secondary have combined for 62 tackles with three interceptions and 13 passes defended.