Browns rookie cornerback Greg Newsome II ruled out for Sunday's game vs. Chargers
BEREA — The Browns will need Greedy Williams to deliver again.
On Wednesday, coach Kevin Stefanski ruled out rookie starting cornerback Greg Newsome II for Sunday's road game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Newsome suffered a calf injury Sept. 26 in a 26-6 win over the Chicago Bears and was inactive Sunday in a 14-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Williams started in Newsome's place and had a crucial interception in the fourth quarter.
Newsome, cornerback Denzel Ward (neck), nickelback Troy Hill (toe), defensive ends Jadeveon Clowney (elbow) and Takk McKinley (ankle/knee), linebacker Malcolm Smith (abdomen), tight end David Njoku (knee), center JC Tretter (knee/back) and left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.
All of them except for Tretter and Wills worked out beside the field during the portion of practice open to media.
Stefanski said Newsome is the only player he's ready to rule out.
“With all those guys, we'll see how the week goes, but just being smart about some of those things,” Stefanski said.
Stefanski said the Browns will evaluate whether versatile veteran offensive lineman Chris Hubbard (triceps) is ready to play after sitting out the past three games. Hubbard practiced last week on a limited basis but was ruled out against the Vikings. He was limited again Wednesday.
Stefanski said Hubbard's readiness won't affect the decision the team makes about whether to play or rest Wills. The starting left tackle, Wills has yet to play a full game this season because of recurring ankle issues.
Defensive end Myles Garrett and defensive tackle Malik Jackson were given Wednesday's practice off so they could rest, a Browns spokesman said.
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