Josh McCown, the team's starting quarterback, has broken ribs which are currently healing, leaving his availability for the game this weekend in doubt. McCown was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, and in live team drills it was Johnny Manziel who was the quarterback, as McCown watched.
#Browns Pettine said he'll revisit the McCown (ribs) decision Thurs morning and go from there. Doesn't have drop dead time to name starter— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) November 11, 2015
Head coach Mike Pettine isn't about to tip his hand in regards to who will be under center when the Browns make the brief trip to the steel city. However, there is a huge drop off in talent and expectations with Manziel under center compared to the veteran McCown.
In other notable injury news from Cleveland, both Joe Haden and Donte Witner, both dealing with concussions, did not participate in Wednesday's practice, but both will have to pass the NFL protocol before being cleared to play this weekend at Heinz Field.