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Friday, October 18, 2013
Browns update: Sheard listed as probable

By Pat McManamon

It seemed that linebacker Jabaal Sheard would return for the Browns last week.

He didn’t.

But he might on Sunday against Green Bay.

Sheard was a full participant in practice all week and is listed as probable on the team’s injury report. He missed three games with a sprained knee.

Coach Rob Chudzinski said Sheard will join Quentin Groves and Barkevious Mingo in a rotation at outside linebacker.

“We have different packages for all of them,” Chudzinski said. “I look at it like we have three starters, and we’re going to roll them. Hopefully, we can get them to where the amount of reps they’re getting are close to the same. I think that’ll help our effectiveness.”

Defensive lineman Billy Winn will not play Sunday. Running back Willis McGahee was held out Thursday to rest his aging and ailing knees, but he will play.

The Browns also placed backup defensive back Josh Aubrey on injured reserve. Aubry hurt his knee and ankle in practice Thursday and is done for the season. In addition, the team waived running back Bobby Rainey.

Cornerback Julian Posey and wide receiver Tori Gurley were promoted from the practice squad.