PITTSBURGH – It’s true the game may not matter as much to the Browns, who have already been officially eliminated from playoff contention, Cleveland still has the motivation to hand Ben Roethlisberger a loss in what is likely his final game in Pittsburgh. And the Browns will attempt to accomplish that a bit undermanned, which has been part of their story most of the season.
Cleveland’s rushing attack, which helped lead them to the postseason a year ago, will once again be without running back Kareem Hunt. After being listed as questionable most of the week, Hunt’s ankle injury would not allow him to practice and will keep him out of Monday Night Football.
Despite Hunt’s absence, Cleveland will have most of their other stars with defensive end Myles Garrett (groin), quarterback Baker Mayfield (shoulder), wide receiver Jarvis Landry (knee), cornerback Greg Newsome II (concussion), center JC Tretter (knee), and linebacker Sione Takitaki (shoulder) all listed as active for tonight’s game.
However, Hunt is not the only Browns player who will be unable to play. The Browns will also be without cornerback Troy Hill, linebacker Mack Wilson and safeties Ronnie Harrison Jr. and John Johnson III, all on the inactive list tonight. Hill was listed as questionable until being ruled out on Saturday.
The Steelers and Browns will kickoff Monday Night Football at 8:15 pm EST. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.