|In this Oct. 2, 2011, photo, Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden gestures before the Tennessee Titans played the Browns in an NFL football game in Cleveland. Haden sprained his left knee last week against Tennessee. An MRI revealed the sprain, but it's not known how long Haden, who is having a solid second season, will be sidelined. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)|
Browns CB Haden, C Mack not practicing
BEREA, Ohio—Browns starting cornerback Joe Haden and center Alex Mack are not practicing again, increasing the likelihood one or both will miss Sunday's game in Oakland.
Haden sprained his left knee on Oct. 2 against Tennessee. He remained indoors doing rehab and getting treatment on Thursday as the Browns worked out.
Mack, who is still recovering from an appendectomy on Oct. 3, was on the field but didn't participate in practice for the third time this week.
Coach Pat Shurmur said both players are progressing. Shurmur added there's a chance Haden and Mack could play against the Raiders even if they don't practice this week. Browns defensive coordinator Dick Jauron said "it would be a big blow" if Haden, Cleveland's top defensive back, can't play.