"We anticipate Shayne being the kicker this week," Harbaugh said. "Billy's dealing with his calf and Shayne's been practicing. Even if Billy was ready to go — and I still think he's nursing that thing back and he's not 100 percent — Shayne got the week of practice in, so we'll go with Shayne."
Graham, 34, is one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history. After the Ravens released him after their 2010 training camp, he kicked in 11 regular-season games for three teams over the past two seasons, making 16 of 17 field-goal attempts. His longest field goal was 41 yards.
"It was nice working with him when we had him in training camp," he said. "[Graham and Cundiff are] both kind of the same [technique-wise]. They both take the same amount of steps. It will just be him trying to get his timing down and get used to us between the snap and the hold."
Graham expects a smooth transition with Koch and long snapper
"Having the operation here, the snapper and holder, those guys are phenomenal," he said.
In other injury news, wide receiver
When he was with the
But with the Ravens clinging to a lead over the
"I haven't really decided yet. We've still got some hours to go before [Friday]," Leach said. "I'll have to see what I've got in store. I'll have to talk to some of the guys to see if it's a good idea because I am new here. … But it's a way to break the tension a little bit and have some fun."
McCoy out; Wallace to start
Browns coach Pat Shurmur announced Thursday that quarterback
D. Reed back in return mix
In the closing minutes of last weekend's 34-14 loss to the
Reed, who has been working with running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery in practice to prevent future fumbles, returned the kickoff 47 yards, nearly breaking it for a touchdown.
"It felt good, man," he said. "I know that Seattle wasn't me. I'm better than that. And I'm a more capable player than I was at Seattle. I'm just happy to get past that and get out there."
Zbikowski adds another responsibility
Harbaugh and the coaching staff have praised safety
Zbikowski, who also handled holding duties in high school when he was a quarterback, was messing around with Cox in a practice two weeks ago and impressed the coaches with his ability to get the snap down for field goals. He said he is now second on the holder depth chart behind Koch.
"Tyrod couldn't do it. He was pretty bad at it," Zbikowski jokingly said of backup quarterback
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has never lost to Cleveland in seven career games. He has completed 64.4 percent of his passes against the Browns for 1,396 yards and eight touchdowns for a passer rating of 97.3.
"We've played some good games against those guys. My rookie year, we were down there and we had to make a comeback and beat them," the quarterback said. "Those guys are tough and they've had a good defense since I've been here. We've had some success because basically we've gone and executed what we're supposed to do and we played a full 60 minutes."