Browns' O-line reshuffled by injuries

Updated: October 15, 2003, 12:15 PM ET

BEREA, Ohio -- Rookie center Jeff Faine and left guard Shaun O'Hara will miss this week's game against San Diego with knee injuries, forcing the Cleveland Browns to again shuffle their battered offensive line.

Faine and O'Hara were both hurt during Sunday's win over the Oakland Raiders.

Melvin Fowler, who made one start at center last season, will replace Faine and Chad Beasley will start for O'Hara.

The Browns have been plugging holes in their line since the final exhibition game when tackle Ross Verba suffered a season-ending biceps injury.

Barry Stokes was moved from left guard to tackle and Fowler started one game at guard before being benched. O'Hara was moved to the left side with Paul Zukauskas starting at right guard.

In the last two games, the line was given credit for helping William Green rush for 115 yards against Pittsburgh and 145 against Oakland, the first consecutive 100-yard rushing games for a Browns running back since Kevin Mack in 1986.

Stokes has played the past four games on a badly sprained right ankle, and Zukauskas missed three plays in Sunday's game with an unspecified leg injury.

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