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Browns may be without linebackers Karlos Dansby, Jabaal Sheard
Browns may be without linebackers Karlos Dansby, Jabaal Sheard

The Cleveland Browns' defense has taken two more major hits, blows that could knock them from playoff contention. The Browns could be without starting linebackers Karlos Dansby and Jabaal Sheard for the remainder of the season after both sustained significant injuries Sunday during a 23-7 loss to the Houston Texans. Dansby injured his left knee on a running play in the second quarter and Coach Mike Pettine said Monday that the 11-year veteran will be out for "upwards of a month," and it's possible he could be done for the year. Dansby, who signed as a free agent with Cleveland in March, leads the Browns (6-4) in tackles and has been a leader on and off the field. ...

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