The Browns entered training camp with big questions at wide receiver. The team didn’t add a free agent as some fans hoped, and the guys in place haven’t eased any fears.
Presumptive No. 1 receiver Mohammad Massaquoi hasn’t practiced at all. Browns coach Pat Shurmur says Massaquoi is out indefinitely with a “bone bruise” while Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer says Massaquoi has a small chip fracture on his left foot. Mike Holmgren hopes Massaquoi isback next week.
Rookie Greg Little is tentatively scheduled to start. He’s been able to get open at training camp, but keeps suffering from drops. The Browns say they will get Josh Cribbs the ball more and second year undrafted player Jordan Norwood has opened some eyes.
While the wideout group looks like a work in progress, the backfield is more established. Peyton Hillis is the No. 1, Brandon Jackson is the clear backup, and last year’s second round pick Montario Hardesty still isn’t practicing as he recovers from a torn ACL.
The Browns say this was always the plan for Hardesty, but it’s hard to expect him to be a contributor early in the year at this rate.