Who's Playing, Who's Not vs. Browns


Monroe Doubtful

Baltimore's offensive line is banged up heading into the regular-season finale with Cleveland.

Right tackle Rick Wagner was lost for the season because of a foot sprain suffered last week, and left tackle Eugene Monroe is doubtful to play because of an ankle issue.

Monroe did not practice at all throughout the week.

Head Coach John Harbaugh did not tip his hand about the status of his starting left tackle, but expressed confidence in the offensive line overall.

"I'm really confident that we're going to put a really good offensive line out there one way or another," Harbaugh said. "They're going to be ready to go."

If Monroe can't play, then undrafted rookie James Hurst will likely take over at left tackle, where he started four games earlier this year. The plan for the right side is up in the air, as the Ravens could move Marshal Yanda to right tackle, and then have rookie John Urschel play right guard. Another possibility is moving Kelechi Osemele to right tackle, where he played in 2012.

Harbaugh indicated that Hurst is definitely going to play at one of the tackle spots, and then Monroe's status could dictate whether Urschel plays.

"We know we're going to get James and we'll see about Urschel," Harbaugh said. "Both of those guys have done it already. They've played and been out there and they've done well. It gives us a lot of confidence that they can play really well."

Suggs, Canty Both Questionable

The Ravens also have questions on the defensive side of the ball, as outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (back/thigh) and defensive end Chris Canty (ankle/thigh) are both questionable.

Canty and Suggs both missed the entire week of practice.

Missing practice time for the veteran defenders isn't quite as significant compared to young players, as Canty and Suggs have both played without practicing. Canty didn't practice all of last week because of the ankle injury, but he still suited up against the Texans.

The only other injury concern for the Ravens is to rookie running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (ribs), who first appeared on the injury report Friday. He is  officially listed as questionable after being a limited participant in Friday's practice.

Browns Say Shaw To Start

For the second week in a row, the Ravens will face a quarterback marking his first start of the season.

Undrafted rookie Connor Shaw will start for the Browns, Head Coach Mike Pettine announced Friday. Johnny Manziel (hamstring) and Brian Hoyer (shoulder) both suffered injuries in last week's game that will keep them out of Sunday's finale.

Shaw has spent the entire season on the practice squad and has yet to take an NFL snap. He will be backed up by Tyler Thigpen, who the Browns signed this week.

The other injury concerns for the Browns are defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) and center Ryan Seymour (hamstring), who have both been ruled out.

Cornerback Joe Haden (shoulder), defensive lineman Desmond Bryant (thumb), wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (thumb), and linebacker Jabaal Sheard (foot) are all listed as questionable.

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