Barkevious Mingo won’t play against Dolphins

AP

The Browns will have to wait at least another week for their first-round pick to make his regular season debut.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said Friday that Mingo will not play against the Dolphins on Sunday. Mingo has been a limited participant in practice this week as he makes his recovery from a bruised lung and the team said earlier this week that they would do more tests to see if he would be able to play in the opener.

There’s been no specific updates as to the results of those tests, but Mingo’s inactivity tells you pretty much everything you need to know for this week. The Browns face the Ravens next week in a game that could mark Mingo’s first appearance of the season. Paul Kruger, Jabaal Sheard and Quentin Groves should handle the outside linebacker work this week.

Chudzinski also said that defensive end Ahtyba Rubin and cornerback Buster Skrine are questionable for the game. Rubin is suffering from a calf injury while Skrine hurt his shoulder during practice on Thursday. If those two starters are unable to play, their loss would leave the Browns defense awfully thin for the season opener.