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Browns announce inactive players for game against Vikings

Cleveland Browns
Posted at 11:46 AM, Oct 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-03 12:05:27-04

MINNEAPOLIS — The Browns announced their inactive players ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Minnesota Vikings and luckily for Cleveland there were no surprise additions.

The following players are inactive for Sunday's game:

  • CB Greg Newsome II
  • DE Ifeadi Odenigbo
  • G Michael Dunn
  • T Chris Hubbard
  • DT Tommy Togiai

The team had ruled out Newsome and Hubbard earlier in the week. Newsome is dealing with a calf injury and Hubbard has been dealing with a triceps injury.

With Newsome out, Greedy Williams will start in his place.

Williams' teammates have rallied around his opportunity to start, praising the hard work he put into work through his shoulder injury that sidelined him all last season and the groin injury that has limited him to start this season.

"He’s been practicing like a starter all camp, all season. I expect nothing less. We’ll see what he does. Within himself, I know he’ll get ready to play this game, I know he’ll be even more fired up than he previously was. I’m happy for him and I’m excited to see how he does," safety John Johnson III said of Williams.

Linebacker Sione Takitaki, center JC Tretter and left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr had all been listed as questionable on the Browns injury update Friday afternoon but were active come Sunday. Takitaki has been working through a hamstring injury, Tretter has been dealing with a knee injury and Wills has been playing through an ankle injury.

The Vikings also announced their inactive players:

  • QB Kellen Mond
  • WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette
  • CB Kris Boyd
  • G Wyatt Davis
  • LB Anthony Barr
  • DT James Lynch
  • DE Patrick Jones II

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook had been limited at practice all week leading up to Sunday's game and was listed as questionable, but will be active for Sunday's game.

Browns defensive tackle Malik Jackson will serve as the Game Captain for Sunday's matchup with the Vikings.

Camryn Justice is a digital content producer at News 5 Cleveland. Follow her on Twitter @camijustice.

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BROWNS 2021 SCHEDULE

Preseason

WEEK 1 · W · Sat 8/14 · 7:00 PM at Jacksonville Jaguars (23-13)
WEEK 2 · W · Sun 8/22 · 1:00 PM vs. New York Giants (17-13)
WEEK 3 · W · Sun 8/29 · 8:00 PM at Atlanta Falcons (19-10)

Regular Season

WEEK 1 · L ·Sun 9/12 · 4:25 PM EST at Kansas City Chiefs (29-33)

WEEK 2 · W · Thu 9/19 · 1:00 PM EST Houston Texans (31-21)

WEEK 3 · W · Sun 9/26 · 1:00 PM EST Chicago Bears (26-6)

WEEK 4 · W · Sun 10/3 · 1:00 PM EST at Minnesota Vikings (14-7)

WEEK 5 · L· Sun 10/10 · 4:05 PM EST at Los Angeles Chargers (42-47)

WEEK 6 · Sun 10/17 · 4:05 PM EST Arizona Cardinals (FOX)

WEEK 7 · Thu 10/21 · 8:20 PM EST Denver Broncos (FOX/NFLN/AMZ)

WEEK 8 · Sun 10/31 · 1:00 PM EST Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)

WEEK 9 · Sun 11/7 · 1:00 PM EST at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)

WEEK 10 · Sun 11/14 · 1:00 PM EST at New England Patriots (CBS)

WEEK 11 · Sun 11/21 · 1:00 PM EST Detroit Lions (FOX)

WEEK 12 · Sun 11/28 · 8:20 PM EST at Baltimore Ravens (NBC)

WEEK 13 · BYE

WEEK 14 · Mon 12/12 · 1:00 PM EST Baltimore Ravens (CBS)

WEEK 15 · Dec. 18/19 · TBD Las Vegas Raiders (TBD)

WEEK 16 · Sat 12/25 · 4:30 PM at Green Bay Packers (FOX/NFLN/AMZ)

WEEK 17 · Mon 1/3 · 8:15 PM EST at Pittsburgh Steelers (ESPN)

WEEK 18 · Sun 1/9 · 1:00 PM EST Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)