Browns quarterbacks Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, meaning Thaddeus Lewis will likely make his first start on Sunday against the Steelers. Weeden and McCoy both sprained their right shoulders in last Sunday's loss to Denver.
Running back Trent Richardson also missed practice again because of an injured ankle.
Head coach Pat Shurmur refused to rule the trio out despite missing two days of practice. However he also said he won't wait until Sunday to rule them out.
The head coach also said the team thought about re-signing former Browns back-up quarterback Seneca Wallace, but ultimately decided to sign Josh Johnson instead.
"We know a lot about him,'' Shurmur said. "I evaluated him coming out of college. I've watched his career. He's a tall quarterback, he's got a big arm, and there's something to him. Having worked with him a couple days, there's something to him, and we felt like he would give us a good chance to go in there. In the event he has to go in there, we'll pare it down and let it rip.''
Cornerback Sheldon Brown also missed practice because of a concussion.
The Browns will take on the Steelers on Sunday in Pittsburgh. You can watch the game on CBS 19 at 1 P.M.
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