The Cleveland Browns will play their in-state rivals this weekend, having to make a pretty short road-trip for their game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns will likely have to make the trip without starting running back Peyton Hillis in the gameplan, however, as he wasn't able to participate in Wednesday's practice according to the latest injury report.
Hillis has missed several weeks with a hamstring injury and, according to the reports earlier this week, he'll miss yet another game this week. Defensive back T.J. Ward, Quinton Spears and Owen Marecic all sat out of Wednesday's practice as well.
Backup running back Montario Hardesty looks like he might be able to return to action this week, however, as he was able to go through a limited practice on Wednesday. Hardesty has been dealing with a hamstring injury that's kept him out of the team's last two games. Offensive lineman Tony Pashos was the only other player to miss Wednesday's practice, though he was able to take some of his usual reps.