The Cleveland Browns face off with the Arizona Cardinals in a big Week 6 matchup. With the Cardinals coming in undefeated, the Browns have their hands full as they fight to avoid dropping down to a .500 record early in the 2021 season.
The story for Cleveland this week will be injuries. The team has a significant amount of starters who could be questionable for the game. While the Browns get the benefit of the home game, Arizona has played very well this season and could easily knock off an injury-riddled Cleveland squad.
The Cardinals have their own concerns with players being limited or missing Sunday’s matchup. We’ve noted the concerns with their top pass rusher, Chandler Jones, being placed on the COVID-19 list and his status for Sunday up in the air.
Now comes news that two important offensive pieces have injury issues. Rodney Hudson will miss the matchup in Cleveland due to rib and shoulder problems. The more important news is that electric quarterback Kyler Murray was limited in practice due to a shoulder issue.
Murray was seen getting medical attention on his throwing shoulder during last Sunday’s game. The Cardinals quarterback had an AC joint issue in the same shoulder last year which coincided with a drop in production late in the season.
While Murray was limited in practice, the expectation is that he will play on Sunday. How much his shoulder limits his ability to push the ball downfield could dramatically impact the outcome of the game.