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Browns LB Mack Wilson healthy scratch as team announces inactives for SNF

QB Baker Mayfield Game Captain
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Posted at 7:29 PM, Dec 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-20 19:29:27-05

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Cleveland Browns announced their inactives ahead of Sunday night’s game against the New York Giants and while some players on the list were expected to miss the game due to injury, there was one healthy scratch.

Linebacker Mack Wilson, who was not listed on the team’s injury report throughout the week, was listed as inactive for Sunday’s game.

Wilson has struggled throughout the season, recording just 23 solo tackles, ranked 83rd among other linebackers by PFF. Wilson has an overall PFF grade of 31.7 this season.

Starting in place of Wilson will be rookie Jacob Phillips.

Phillips, who the Browns selected in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, hasn’t played much this season, sidelined with a knee injury for several weeks.

Recently signed wide receiver Marvin Hall, cornerback Robert Jackson and defensive end Joe Jackson were also listed as inactive for Sunday’s game.

On Friday, the Browns ruled out safety Andrew Sendejo with a concussion and right guard Wyatt Teller with an ankle injury.

Chris Hubbard is expected to start in place of Teller and Sheldrick Redwine is expected to start in place of Sendejo.

The good news about Sunday’s game is that Cleveland will have some key players returning to the field from injury.

Cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Kevin Johnson, tight ends Austin Hooper and David Njoku and wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge are all active for the game against the Giants.

Ward has been sidelined with a calf injury, Hodge has missed several games with a hamstring injury, Hooper missed Monday night’s game with a neck injury, Johnson was dealing with a groin injury and Njoku was dealing with a knee injury.

The Browns kick things off at 8:20 p.m.

Oh, and they’ll be led by Sunday’s Game Captain—quarterback Baker Mayfield.

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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 (33-29)

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 (47-42)

WEEK 6 · L· Sun 10/17 · 4:05 PM EST Arizona Cardinals (37-14)

WEEK 7 · W · Thu 10/21 · 8:20 PM EST Denver Broncos (17-14)

WEEK 8 · L · Sun 10/31 · 1:00 PM EST Pittsburgh Steelers (15-10)

WEEK 9 · W · Sun 11/7 · 1:00 PM EST at Cincinnati Bengals (41-16)

WEEK 10 · L · Sun 11/14 · 1:00 PM EST at New England Patriots (45-7)

WEEK 11 · W · Sun 11/21 · 1:00 PM EST Detroit Lions (13-10)

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

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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)

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