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Snap Count Review: Short-handed Browns get big contributions from unheralded names vs. Rams

We're breaking down who played how much in the Browns' 20-13 primetime loss to the Rams on Sunday night.

-- When you count the two starters placed on injured reserve during the week -- TE David Njoku and LB Christian Kirksey -- the Browns were down seven starters Sunday. The number grows to eight when you count WR Rashard Higgins, who typically plays a lot of snaps when he's active. On top of the seven inactive players Sunday, the Browns didn't play two others -- S Sheldrick Redwine (hamstring) and DE Chris Smith (personal). Backup QB Garrett Gilbert also did not see the field.

-- The defense was particularly battered heading into the game, as all four starters in the secondary -- S Damarious Randall, S Morgan Burnett, CB Denzel Ward and CB Greedy Williams -- were among the inactives. As a result, the Browns relied on seven players to play all 66 defensive snaps -- LB Joe Schobert, LB Mack Wilson, S Eric Murray, CB T.J. Carrie, CB Terrance Mitchell, S Juston Burris and S Jermaine Whitehead. A couple points of context: Wilson did not play a single defensive snap in the season opener and Burris was claimed via waivers Friday.

-- Myles Garrett (58) and Olivier Vernon (62) played nearly all of the snaps. Genard Avery (2) got his first action of the season.

Check out photos of the Browns in action against the Rams on Sunday Night Football

-- RB Nick Chubb came off the field for just two of the 72 offensive snaps. Dontrell Hilliard and D'Ernest Johnson each played one snap.

-- With Njoku sidelined, TE Demetrius Harris played 65 snaps. Pharaoh Brown (16) and Ricky Seals-Jones (6) also saw increased opportunities.

-- Damion Ratley (57) continued to be the beneficiary with Higgins sidelined.

-- LB Adarius Taylor returned from an ankle injury and played 13 special teams snaps.

Check out a full breakdown of everyone's snaps by clicking on the PDF below.

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