The Browns will be without one of the NFL’s Pro Bowl cornerbacks in their season finale at Pittsburgh.
Joe Haden (hip) is inactive for Sunday’s game at Heinz Field, the club said this morning.
Rookie Leon McFadden will start for Haden, the Browns said.
The Browns will also be without two other defensive starters: defensive end John Hughes (elbow, knee) and nose tackle Phil Taylor (concussion). According to the club, Billy Winn will start in Hughes’ spot at right defensive end, with Ishmaa’ily Kitchen getting the call in the middle in place of Taylor.
Also inactive is starting right guard Shawn Lauvao (thigh).
While Haden, Hughes, Lauvao and Taylor are inactive, the Browns will have tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion) in the lineup.