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Injury Report: 3 Browns ruled out vs. Steelers; optimism for Damarious Randall, JC Tretter

From an injury standpoint, the Browns are entering Sunday's game against Pittsburgh they way they figured at the start of the practice week.

Three players -- WR Rashard Higgins (knee), LB Joe Schobert (hamstring) and DB E.J. Gaines -- missed all three practices and were ruled out Friday. After missing the first two practices of the week, C JC Tretter (ankle) and DB Damarious Randall (groin, ankle) were back on the field in a limited capacity and are considered questionable against the Steelers.

Browns coach Hue Jackson expects both of the starters to be available.

Randall has played through a number of injuries this season while providing an invaluable presence in Cleveland's secondary. After lining up as a safety for the first six games, Randall was used mostly as a cornerback at Tampa Bay. 

"It matters to him. Football matters to him. His teammates matter to him. Winning matters to him," Jackson said. "He knows that we are a better football team when he is out there playing. He does everything all week to get himself into a positon to play. He will go play and play well."

Tretter has been dealing with a high ankle sprain since the first quarter of Cleveland's Week 6 loss to the Chargers. He missed the same amount of practice last week before playing every snap against the Buccaneers.

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