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Browns could be in dire straits after 3 stars revealed as questionable vs. Steelers

Browns, Odell Beckham Jr., Baker Mayfield, Jarvis Landry

The Cleveland Browns have a chance to potentially take control of the AFC North with their showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6. However, it appears they are in danger of potentially being extremely shorthanded in this pivotal divisional matchup.

The Browns currently have quarterback Baker Mayfield along with wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry listed as questionable for this Sunday.

Per Andrew Gribble of the team’s website:

Mayfield, who was a limited participant at practice throughout the week, was one of six players listed questionable on Friday’s injury report. He joins WR Odell Beckham Jr. (illness), WR Jarvis Landry (hip/ribs), P Jamie Gillan (groin), DT Larry Ogunjobi (abdomen) and DE Olivier Vernon (groin).

Mayfield took a huge shot from defensive end Justin Houston toward the end of the 32-23 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5. Although he was able to finish the game without missing any plays, he did need to get an X-ray on his ribs after the game.

As if the prospect of Mayfield sitting out was not bad enough, his top two wideouts are also less than 100 percent at the moment. Landry is dealing with hip and rib issues, so the Browns are hoping that it does not have the potential to linger. Meanwhile, Beckham has been held out of practice due to a non-COVID-19 illness.

Even though head coach Kevin Stefanski is optimistic about the status of his trio of stars on offense, their health will certainly be something for the staff to monitor.