CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns inside linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and defensive tackle Taven Bryan left the team’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.
Owusu-Kormaoah has a quad injury, Bryan has a hamstring injury and both are questionable to return to the game.
Owusu-Koramoah left the game just a play or two after fellow starting linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. left the game with a left leg injury. Owusu-Koramoah was not diagnosed in the medical tent on the Cleveland sideline and instead went straight to the locker room. Owusu-Koramoah had one tackle before leaving the game.
Tony Fields II and Jacob Phillips are the Browns’ backup linebackers that are dressed for the game. Fields was the Browns’ fifth-round pick out of West Virginia in 2021. He has four career tackles in 12 games. Phillips was a third-round pick out of LSU in 2020. He has 47 tackles and one sack over 15 career games.
Bryan had two tackles before leaving the game. He will likely be replaced by fourth-round rookie Perrion Winfrey.
The Browns also lost backup safety Ronnie Harrison Jr. to a hamstring injury suffered in warmups. He has been ruled out for the game.
The Cleveland defense was already banged up entering the contest on a short week. Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was ruled out with an injury and defensive end Chase Winovich was placed on the injured reserve list. Rookie Alex Wright started at defensive end in place of Clowney and Winovich.