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Injury Report: Christian Kirksey, Emmanuel Ogbah expected back, Tyrod Taylor questionable vs. Raiders

The Browns are set to welcome back a pair of defensive starters this weekend in Oakland.

Linebacker Christian Kirksey (shoulder/ankler) and defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah (ankle) are expected to play against the Raiders on Sunday after missing the past two weeks with injuries.

Kirksey missed the first and second games of his five-year career while Ogbah sustained an ankle injury early in the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

While Kirksey and Ogbah exited the team's injury report, backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor (conussion/back), free safety Damarious Randall (heel) and tight end Seth DeValve (hamstring) are listed as questionable to play. Backup linebacker James Burgess (knee) was ruled out.

Taylor, the team's previous starting quarterback, left last week's game against the Jets with a concussion. The team named rookie Baker Mayfield, who replaced Taylor and shined coming off the bench, their starter on Monday.

Burgess started in place of Kirksey while Randall, the former Packers standout acquired in a trade this past spring, has been a steadying force in the defensive secondary.

Kirksey and Ogbah come back to a defense that has been dominant through the first three games of the season. Cleveland has forced 11 turnovers — they had just 13 takeaways in 2017 — and have held their opponents to under 275 yards the past two weeks.

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