5 things: Browns moving past day of 'no fun' against Bengals

The Browns have turned the page from a disappointing 31-17 loss to the Bengals.

Here's five things to know from Monday:

1. No fun

"Yesterday was no fun," head coach Hue Jackson said, referencing Sunday's defeat in which the Browns lost starting quarterback Cody Kessler to a concussion and surrendered 559 yards of offense to Cincinnati. [


](​"I was disappointed because I know we can play better, but at the same time, I know we are going to get better. We are going to continue to work at getting better. I get disappointed for our players, for the franchise, for all involved, our fans and everybody because I want everybody to experience winning because that is what we came here to do, and that is what we want to get accomplished."

Cleveland hosts the Jets this weekend.

2. Kessler in league's concussion protocol

Jackson said the Browns won't know much when it comes to Kessler's status while the rookie quarterback remains in the league's concussion protocol. Kessler, who had started the past five games, left Sunday's game with a concussion in the second quarter.

Jackson added the Browns also won't know more about quarterback Josh McCown's status until later in the week. McCown, who started Week 2 against Baltimore before a shoulder/collarbone injury sidelined him, returned to practice two weeks ago but hasn't been cleared to play yet.

3. Erving 'feeling better,' but status unclear

After missing the second half because of an undisclosed illness, Jackson said starting center Cameron Erving is feeling better, but the club is still waiting for clarity on his status going forward. "He's definitely one of the ones I don't have a lot of the answers that way yet," he said. "When we know, you guys will be the first to know."

Erving, who missed a month with a bruised lung, returned two weeks ago against the Titans.

Jackson also made it clear Austin Pasztor remains the starting right tackle after rookie Shon Coleman replaced him late in Sunday's game. "I wanted to get Shon some playing time and see where he is," Jackson said of the third-round draft pick from Auburn. "The only way I am going to find out about these guys is by them playing a little bit."

  1. Haden 'doing everything he can' to play

Jackson said he expects cornerback Joe Haden will be healthy enough to play this weekend against the Jets after missing the past two games with a groin injury. "I think Joe is doing everything he can to be out there with his teammates, I really do," Jackson said. "I anticipate him being out there this week and playing and going."

Haden, who had ankle surgery in March, has missed three games this year because of two different groin injuries. Without him, the Browns struggled to slow down All-Pro receiver A.J. Green, who caught eight passes for 169 yards on Sunday.

5. Defense looks to improve

After surrendering the most yards since an overtime win against the Rams in 1990, Jackson said the Browns defense must improve. "We have to get better. Have to get better, there is no question about that," Jackson said.

"Fundamentally, we have to do those things better. We did not play as well as I think we can play, and that is where my disappointment lies."

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