Browns notes: WRs Antonio Callaway, Rashard Higgins questionable Sunday

Browns all aboard Gregg Williams' crazy train this week

Daryl Ruiter
November 02, 2018 - 4:05 pm
Antonio Callaway Cleveland Browns touchdown against Pittsburgh Steelers

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Berea, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Baker Mayfield should get one receiver back Sunday, but he might lose another.

Rashard Higgins practiced again Friday and it looks like he will play even though he is officially questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs, but Antonio Callaway did not practice.

“I feel good, man, 100 percent, ready to go,” Higgins said Friday.

Higgins suffered a sprained MCL in the 12-9 overtime win over the Ravens on Oct. 7 but three weeks of rehab have done him some good.

Unfortunately, the Browns have lost their last 3 without him.

“That was real tough,” Higgins said. “There wasn't nothing I could really do, but seeing it from the other side, I got to critique a lot of stuff and I got to see how I could take my game to another level. Just seeing how guys play, how different DBs move and stuff and seeing the plays that, if I was in, I would have made.

“It's hard knowing that you can't be out there with your boys. I'm back this Sunday.”

Callaway suffered an ankle injury during Thursday’s practice which caused him to be limited before sitting out Friday.

Although interim head coach Gregg Williams isn’t sure if Callaway will go, Higgins sounded confident.

“No, he’ll be out there,” Higgins said. “He better. You heard the speech that Jarvis gave, right? His ass better be out there.”     

Crazy train – The reactions within the locker room have been positive regarding Williams taking over as interim coach but Higgins provided one of the best ones Friday.

“I was like, man, this guy here crazy,” Higgins said. “Throughout my whole life I've always had those hard coaches that harp on little things and that's always yelling and always mean, and those be the coaches that get the job done, and when I seen Gregg, I heard he's getting the head coaching job, I was just like, he's the right man for it. You've just got to adapt to change and that's what we did.”

Defensive end Myles Garrett didn’t exactly go out of his way to give his offensive teammates a heads up on what it’s like to have Williams in a meeting room.

“Oh not at all,” Garrett said. “They can get the shell-shock just like we did when we first got here. That’s just part of getting to know Gregg.”

Play to strengths – Williams acknowledged Friday that they spent part of the week tweaking the game plan to help Mayfield just like they do defensively to play to the strengths of their key players.

“We look for those type of things,” Williams said. “It is not just about what we like to do – it is what they can do.”

Injury report – Out: LB Joe Schobert (hamstring)

Questionable: S Damarious Randall (groin), WR Rashard Higgins (knee), WR Antonio Callaway (ankle), LT Desmond Harrison (illness)

Expected to play: C JC Tretter (ankle), TE David Njoku (knee), CB Tavierre Thomas (abdomen), WR Da’Mari Scott (shoulder), CB E.J. Gaines (concussion), RT Chris Hubbard (toe), RB Duke Johnson (back), OL Austin Corbett (foot)