The Browns' running game has been hampered by injuries all year, and it seems as if things will be little different in Week 9 against the Texans. Cleveland will be missing Montario Hardesty and may be without Peyton Hillis in Week 9.
The Browns will also be banged up in their linebacking corps and secondary, with three players from each unit appearing on the injury report. Of those, maybe the most important player out is cornerback Dimitry Patterson.
Here's the rest of the Browns injury report for Week 9:
OUT: Linebacker Auston English (knee), running back Montario Hardesty (calf), cornerback Dimitry Patterson (knee).
QUESTIONABLE: Running back Peyton Hillis (hamstring), linebacker Kaluka Maiava (knee), tackle Tony Pashos (ankle), safety Raymond Ventrone (hamstring).
PROBABLE: Guard Shawn Lauvao (knee), linebacker Chris Gocong (shoulder), wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (probable), safety T.J. Ward (knee).