It is Friday, December 9, 2022, and the Cleveland Browns are looking forward to a Sunday afternoon matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals in Part 2 of the Battle of Ohio.
The Bengals are seeking their first win in three years.
The TGIF edition of Browns Nation news and notes highlights news about the upcoming game.
1. Who Will Fill Sione Takitaki’s Role?
#Browns DC Joe Woods said Deion Jones and Jordan Kunaszyk will play at Mike 'backer with Takitaki out for the season
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) December 8, 2022
Prior to suffering his season-ending injury, Takitaki smoothed out communication issues that occurred earlier in the season; hopefully, Jones and Kunaszyk will be successful in that area also.
2. Thursday Injury Report
As is usually the case, the Browns have more players listed on the injury report than their opponent.
— Camryn Justice (@camijustice) December 8, 2022
In addition, Jack Conklin had a veteran rest day on Thursday.
Green has a knee issue, Hudson is dealing with an illness, and Ward has both an ankle injury and an illness.
Ward needs to get well quickly because he will face a healthy Ja’Marr Chase on Sunday; Chase missed the Halloween game with a hip injury that sidelined him for four games.
TGIF Browns fans!