We'll have the full injury report in a bit, but for now it is worth noting that both Peyton Hillis and Mohamed Massaquoi sat out practice today. Hillis took first team reps yesterday but his hamstring was sore enough that the Browns decided to sit him today. Hillis has been up and down all year and at this point, it would seem like Montario Hardesty will end up with more reps than originally planned.
Wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi also sat out practice today as he is still dealing with the after-effects of a concussion. Massaquoi was the team's number one receiver entering the season, but Greg Little has seemingly surpassed him on the depth chart. Neither has been spectacular thus far, but it is still worth noting. Also, the Browns will apparently activate WR Carlton Mitchell, who would appear to be a fan favorite, in the mold of pick your favorite under-utilized 49ers player in recent years.
Tight end Ben Watson also sat out a second straight day of practice for the Browns as he also is dealing with a concussion. Evan Moore would start in Watson's place if he is unable to go.
If the Browns struggle to get their rushing game going, Colt McCoy will find himself in a position where has to make some plays. McCoy has had some bright spots this year but has struggled a fair amount as well. Removing more and more weapons does not put him a great position to succeed. It will be interesting to see how he tries to attack a 49ers defense that mixes aggressive play with a disciplined approach.
If the 49ers defense plays like it has done thus far, it could be a long day for the Browns offense. When it is humming on all cylinders, the 49ers defense has played as well as any defense in the league. Let's hope it continues this Sunday.