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Mack will start, Haden out

Posted Oct 16, 2011

OAKLAND -- Browns center Alex Mack will start, while defensive back Joe Haden is inactive for today’s game.

OAKLAND -- Browns center Alex Mack will make his 37th consecutive start today against the Oakland Raiders at the O.co Coliseum despite having an appendectomy less than two weeks ago.

Mack missed practice earlier in the week but was able to go through the drills on a limited basis Friday before the team flew out to California for the game.

Although Mack will start, defensive back Joe Haden will be out of the lineup due to a knee sprain he suffered two weeks ago in the Browns’ 31-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Dimitri Patterson will start at the left cornerback spot in place of Haden.

Haden is one of seven inactives for the Browns, in addition to quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, wide receiver Carlton Mitchell, safety Eric Hagg, offensive linemen Oniel Cousins and John Greco and tight end Jordan Cameron.

The Raiders have deactivated running back Rock Cartwright, cornerbacks Chimdi Chekwa and Chris Johnson, fullback Marcel Reece, guard Bruce Campbell, defensive lineman Matt Shaughnessy and tight end Richard Gordon.

Manase Tonga will start at fullback for Reece, while Jarvis Moss will take Shaughnessy’s place along the defensive line. DeMarcus Van Dyke will start for Johnson at cornerback.

Oakland has a roster exemption for quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who was suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season.

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