Massaquoi won’t play

Published 1:38 am Thursday, September 27, 2012

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi will miss Thursday’s game in Baltimore with an injured hamstring.

Massaquoi got hurt in the second half of Sunday’s loss to Buffalo. Without Massaquoi, rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden won’t have his leading wide receiver. Massaquoi has nine catches for a team-high 145 yards.

Massaquoi’s injury will likely give Jordan Norwood his first playing time this season. Norwood made four starts and had 23 receptions for 268 yards and a touchdown in 2011.

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Tight end Alex Smith will miss his second straight game with a concussion. Linebacker James-Michael Johnson continues to be sidelined with injured ribs.

Browns safety Ray Ventrone is listed as questionable. He played last week after undergoing surgery on a broken thumb. He was selected to be Cleveland’s fourth captain against the Ravens.