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NFL injury report: Browns a little banged up at bye week

The Cleveland Browns have arrived at their bye week with some injuries to a key players.

Jason Miller

The Cleveland Browns aren't where they hoped they'd be at this point in the season, but many believe this year is more about looking competitive than actually winning games. They've just wrapped up a Week 10 bye, or they will once Monday Night Football is over. As a team, they remain relatively healthy.

Some of the key injuries going forward are related to the defense. Defensive tackle Phil Taylor missed the first eight games of the season, and after seeing his first action in Week 9, he missed some of the team's bye week practices. It's unclear if he suffered a setback or if he's being held out as a precautionary measure.

Kicker Phil Dawson has been missing some bye week practices, but the reasoning for his absence is unclear. Defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin and cornerback Dimitri Patterson both missed their Week 9 games, but both are expected back sooner rather than later. They didn't practice during the bye week, but it was unnecessary for the Browns to do so, regardless.

Lastly, rookie running back Trent Richardson has been dealing with rib injuries that haven't kept him out for any extended time, but have clearly affected him on the field. It's unclear where he's at, but smart money is on him not getting back to 100 percent at any point in the season.

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