The Browns will be without three more players, including two starters, this weekend in New Orleans.
Cleveland on Saturday ruled out veteran linebacker Christian Kirksey (shoulder/ankle), wide receiver Josh Gordon (hamstring) and tight end Seth DeValve (hamstring) for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Kirksey, the fifth-year veteran captain, was limited in practice throughout the week. Gordon and DeValve were added to the injury report Saturday.
The trio joins starting defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah (ankle), who was ruled out Friday.
Browns coach Hue Jackson indicated Friday the team would take its quick turnaround for a Week 3, Thursday night matchup against the Jets into consideration when determining the status of injured players.
This marks the first time Kirksey will be unavailable for a game in his entire career. He'd appeared in 65 of the previous 65 since the Browns selected him in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Kirksey didn't miss a single snap in 2017.
Linebacker James Burgess, who missed last week's game with a concussion, is set to make his 2018 debut and could see increased snaps because of Kirksey's absence.
Gordon, meanwhile, caught one pass for a 17-yard touchdown in last week's tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He dealt with a minor hamstring injury last month upon returning to the team following a leave of absence. Without him, the Browns will lean on three-time Pro Bowler Jarvis Landry, rookie Antonio Callaway and third-year player Rashard Higgins to fill the void.
DeValve, the third-year tight end, missed most of training camp with a quadriceps injury. Fellow tight ends, David Njoku and Darren Fells, are expected to play Sunday.