Two banged-up clubs square off in Week 2 of the preseason on Thursday night (8:00pm ET), as the Packers host the Browns.
Seventeen Green Bay players missed practice Tuesday, and the early money has been on Cleveland which has injury issues of its own at RB and throughout the defense.
Browns rookie QB Brandon Weeden looks to bounce back from an extremely shaky debut and will receive extensive playing time.
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The Line: There’s been significant movement since the number opened at Green Bay -4.5, as it’s down all the way to -3 at most shops.
The total also has been popped from its opening number of 38. It was sitting at 40 as of Thursday morning.
Packers: Aaron Rogers is expected to play the first quarter, with Graham Harrell receiving the majority of the snaps over the last three quarters.
Browns: Rookie starting QB Weeden and the first-team offense are slated to play at least the entire first half. Colt McCoy and Seneca Wallace will split the remaining snaps.
Notes: Both Packer starting corners, Cavon House and Sam Shields, are out. Green Bay rookie CB Casey Hayward will start at one corner. WR Shaky Smithson (ankle), WR Diondre Borel (groin), RB Du'ane Bennett (knee), Brandon Saine (hamstring), FB Jon Hoese (hamstring), RB James Starks (turf toe), LB Desmond Bishop (hamstring), LB Frank Zombo (hamstring), DE Johnny Jones (knee), OG Ray Dominguez (ankle), OT Derek Sherrod (leg), TE Andrew Quarless (knee), WR Greg Jennings (concussion), and TE Jermichael Finley are also out, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
The Browns will be without RB Trent Richardson (knee) and LB Chris Gocong (Achilles).