Two Browns defensive starters are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Ravens, but coach Hue Jackson is optimistic both will be available.
Linebacker Christian Kirksey, who missed two games earlier this season with shoulder and ankle injuries, missed Friday’s practice because of an illness. Defensive back Damarious Randall missed Wednesday’s practice and was limited the rest of the week because of a lingering heel issue.
Backup linebacker James Burgess will miss his second straight game with a knee injury. Wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway, both of whom were sidelined for Wednesday’s practice with their respective knee injuries, were not listed on the final injury report and are expected to play.
Randall, who has thrived in his new role as a free safety, has been dogged by his heel injury since Week 2 against the Saints. He’s playing through some pain but isn’t at risk of worsening the injury, Jackson said.
“That is what he has done the last couple of weeks and done some good things in the last couple of weeks. We do not want to take two interceptions off the field,” Jackson said. “Do not want to do that, and he has made some huge plays for us and covered some guys. Even 80 percent Damarious Randall is really good for our football team so I think that is important.”