Josh Gordon, Christian Kirksey, Seth DeValve ruled out for Saints game

Gordon did not make the trip to New Orleans after reporting injury Saturday

Daryl Ruiter
September 15, 2018 - 2:08 pm

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Cleveland (92.3 The Fan) – The Cleveland Browns will be without 4 key players for Sunday’s game in New Orleans.

Receiver Josh Gordon, linebacker Christian Kirksey, tight end Seth DeValve and defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah have been ruled out for the game the team announced Saturday.

Gordon, DeValve and Kirksey were ruled out Saturday; Ogbah on Friday.

Gordon reported for the team walk through Saturday morning complaining of a sore hamstring per a source, but it is not clear if it is the same hamstring that sidelined him as he returned to the team after being cleared by the NFL and medical adviser late in the preseason.

Gordon, who played 69 snaps and was targeted just 3 times in the 21-21 tie, did not make the trip with the team to New Orleans the source said.

Kirksey was originally questionable Friday afternoon with a shoulder and ankle injury before being downgraded.

DeValve also has a hamstring injury according to the team.

Last week – Browns tied Steelers 21-21, Saints lost 48-40 to Tampa Bay

Last time – Sept. 14, 2014: Browns 26, Saints 24

Series – Overall: 13-4 Browns; since 1999: 4-1 Browns.

Projected starters – Offense: WR Jarvis Landry, TE Darren Fells, LT Desmond Harrison, LG Joel Bitonio, C JC Tretter, RG Spencer Drango, RT Chris Hubbard, QB Tyrod Taylor, TE David Njoku, WR Rashard Higgins, RB Carlos Hyde

Defense: DE Myles Garrett, DT Larry Ogunjobi, DT Trevon Coley, DE Chris Smith, WILL James Burgess, MIKE Joe Schobert, SAM Jamie Collins, CB Denzel Ward, CB Terrance Mitchell, FS Damarious Randall, SS Jabrill Peppers

Injury report – DE Emmanuel Ogbah (ankle) is out; LB Christian Kirksey (shoulder/ankle) is questionable.

Uniforms – White jerseys, brown pants

Broadcast information – Radio: 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 WNCX and the University Hospitals Cleveland Browns radio network. TV: WJW TV-8 (FOX).

Kickoff – 1:03 p.m. Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana

Prediction – Saints 38, Browns 24.