The Browns will get back two starters in their secondary Sunday, but they won't be completely whole on the back end of their defense.
Safety Damarious Randall was ruled out Friday because of a hamstring injury. He's the only player on Cleveland's 53-man roster with that designation heading into Sunday's game against the undefeated Patriots.
“I think Jermaine has done a good job of making sure everyone is on the same page," Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said. "He is kind of the quarterback back there and he has played well, defended the ball well, and tackled well. I have a lot of confidence in Jermaine.”
Swing tackle Kendall Lamm, who has been out since Week 1 with a knee injury, and rookie safety Sheldrick Redwine are considered questionable.
For the first time since Week 3, cornerbacks Greedy Williams and Denzel Ward do not carry injury statuses and are poised to play. Each player missed four games because of a hamstring injury. Though Williams and Ward were starters the first two weeks of the season, Browns coaches have not said whether or not they'll return to those spots. Veterans T.J. Carrie and Terrance Mitchell have filled in during their absences.