Monday Snap Counts: Injuries test Browns defense's depth in big way

Breaking down who played how much in Sunday's 37-21 loss to the Chiefs…

-- Already without linebacker Joe Schobert (hamstring) and safety Damarious Randall (groin), the Browns lost cornerbacks Denzel Ward (hip) and E.J. Gaines (concussion) and linebacker Christian Kirksey (hamstring) to injuries during the course of Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Gaines and Ward played just seven and eight snaps, respectively, while Kirksey was on the field for 22 of a possible 64.

-- CB T.J. Carrie and LB Jamie Collins didn't miss a snap. S Jabrill Peppers and DL Larry Ogunjobi were close behind with 59 apiece.

-- LB Tanner Vallejo was the next man up behind Kirksey. He played a season-high 39 snaps.

-- CB Denzel Rice saw the biggest increase of playing time in the wake of Ward's and Gaines' injuries. He played 36 snaps. DB Tavierre Thomas, who has been primarily used on special teams since joining the team before Week 1, was on the field for 17.

-- For the first time since he was named starter entering Week 4, QB Baker Mayfield missed some snaps while he was checked for a concussion. He was off the field for three plays. Tyrod Taylor was behind center for those.

-- In his first game back from a knee injury, WR Rashard Higgins played 29 of a possible 75 snaps.

-- Though his production increased in a big way, RB Duke Johnson's snaps remained relatively similar to what he'd been logging in previous weeks. Johnson played 35 snaps and fellow RB Nick Chubb was on the field for 39.

-- In his most productive game yet with the Browns, WR Breshad Perriman played 26 snaps.

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