Outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley (calf) and defensive end Brett Keisel (plantar fasciitis) are listed as questionable for the Cleveland game.
Both missed the Detroit game last week after they were injured in the 23-10 victory against the Bills on Nov. 10. They were limited participants in practice Friday morning.
“I wanted to get out there and test it today, see how it feels moving and cutting, and it felt pretty good,” Keisel said after practice. “I did enough to engage with an offensive lineman, putting weight on it and moving laterally. Hopefully, it will feel just as good tomorrow.”
Keisel said he did not know if the injury could get worse by attempting to play on it.
“I’m hoping not,” he said. “It’s just one of those things you’re going to have to deal with and go out and work.”
If Keisel can't play, Ziggy Hood would take his place in the starting lineup.
If Woodley can't play, Jason Worilds will move to left outside linebacker and rookie Jarvis Jones will play the right side.
Two players were ruled out for the game: safety Shamarko Thomas (ankle) and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring).
All other injured players, including offensive lineman Ramon Foster and receiver Emmanuel Sanders, are listed as probable.
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