Browns center JC Tretter is considered questionable for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers, but Hue Jackson is optimistic he’ll be available.
Tretter, who hasn’t missed a game since he signed with the Browns last season, is dealing with a high ankle sprain that kept him out of practice Wednesday and Thursday. He participated in a limited fashion Friday.
In the unanticipated event Tretter would not be available, rookie Austin Corbett would get his first NFL start in his place.
“We will tape it up and we will see what it feels like, and we will make a good decision,” Tretter said Thursday. “I still feel confident about playing on Sunday. I played with it during the game for the rest of it, and it feels better than it did at that point. I feel confident.”
Three Browns, including two defensive starters, were officially declared out for Sunday’s game. Linebacker Joe Schobert is considered week to week with a hamstring injury while cornerback E.J. Gaines is in the league’s concussion protocol. Wide receiver Rashard Higgins will miss his second straight game with a knee injury.