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Hue Jackson press conference - 10/21


On if DB Joe Haden and WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. ran during today's walkthrough:**

"Oh yeah. They tried to move around today. They did."

On if Pryor ran better than Haden:

"I guess you can assume that (laughter). Yeah."

On if Pryor will play on Sunday:

"We will see where we are on Sunday."

On if the Browns need to make any CB transactions, given injuries to Haden and DB Marcus Burley:

"We might. We might need to."

On having confidence in QB Cody Kessler's ability to increase the number of plays, given his production:

"Yes and no. The plays are decided based on our gameplan. Sometimes, things will come up that way and get a chance to make plays. I don't know that we're going to look at any different plays. We will do whatever we think we need to do to win the game."

On how the Browns will cover Bengals WR A.J. Green if Haden cannot play:

"We find way. You have to find a way. That is what it comes down to. If he is not able to go, it is the next man up and we have to get it done. That is part of it."

On what his emotions will be like Sunday, given his history with the Bengals:

"Right. I appreciate you asking, but this is not my first rodeo. It is not the first time I have been someplace else and gone someplace else. I have been through this before. This is a game we are trying to win so the emotional part will be like you said – there are a lot of memories there, great memories there – but at the same time, they are trying to beat our team and we are trying to beat their team. I'm sure there will be some high fives and handshakes to people who have meant a lot to my career, but we are there to play a game. That is what we are focused on."

On DL Danny Shelton's development:

"Improving. Getting better. He has played extremely well the last three weeks and is getting better every day. He understands the demand of his position and what is expected and starting to meet those demands. He is doing well."

On what having a dominant NT like Shelton does for a defense:

"It is tough. The way they have to block things is different. He will force double teams where normally you wouldn't have to double team. He has been very disruptive in the middle of the line. He needs to continue to do so."

On how Bengals TE Tyler Eifert changes the offense if he plays this week:

"He is a good player. Anytime you get good players back, it always changes your offense or defense. He is a tremendous competitor, can catch the ball, make plays, is a matchup issue. There are a lot of things he can do, but he hasn't played football in a long time. They probably will stick him out there if he is able to go, but he has to go play."

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