Suggs sustained a neck stinger during practice last week and was
kept out of Cleveland's exhibition finale against Chicago. He
hasn't practiced this week, and indications are he'll miss the
Browns coach Butch Davis said Suggs has full range of motion and
is not in pain. However, following Wednesday's practice, Davis said
the team is not counting on Suggs being available.
"We have prepare as if he's not going to play," Davis said.
On the NFL's injury reports, "doubtful" means there is a 75
percent chance of not playing.
Suggs said if was up to him he'd play. But team doctors will
have the final decision on allowing the second-year back to suit up
against one of the NFL's best defenses.
"There's no need to sit out if I don't need to," Suggs said.
After missing much of last season with a shoulder injury, Suggs
played in the final seven games. In the finale, he rushed for 186
yards and two touchdowns against Cincinnati.
This summer, Suggs led the Browns in rushing during the
exhibition season while outplaying William Green, who will get the
bulk of the carries if Suggs can't play.