The Cleveland Browns were missing multiple players at Thursday's practice, including defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin and defensive back Dimitri Patterson. Rubin aggravated a calf injury in the Browns Week 7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Patterson has missed the Browns last two games with an ankle injury. The Browns were also missing offensive lineman Ryan Miller, who sat out practice with an illness.
Running back Trent Richardson and defensive tackle Phil Taylor were both in pads for Thursday's practice. Taylor practiced for the first time this season on Wednesday, after opening the season on the physically unable to perform list with a torn pectoral muscle. The Browns now have three weeks to activate Taylor or place him on the season-ending injured reserve list. Coach Pat Shurmur has already said there is very little chance Taylor will play on Sunday against the Chargers.
Richardson was limited, but participated in practice with the rib injury he suffered against the Colts and is expected to play on Sunday.