Remember all those injuries on the Browns we mentioned yesterday? Two of them could be long-term problems.
Guard Eric Steinbach (back) and running back Brandon Jackson (toe) could both potentially miss the season, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.
Steinbach is a starting guard with a massive salary. Doctors are trying to determine whether he needs surgery. Rookie Jason Pinkston will take over Steinbach’s role until he’s back, if he’s back.
Jackson was expected to be Peyton Hillis’ primary backup and third-down back. Jackson will be out an “extended period” at the very least with apparent turf toe. This injury puts a lot of pressure on second year back Montario Hardesty to stay healthy.
The Browns also lost linebacker Titus Brown to a high ankle sprain. He’ll be out a few weeks at least at a thin position for Cleveland. Nine other Browns missed practice on Friday.
Other than that, it was an awesome day at Browns camp.