The 49ers and Browns released their final injury reports for Sunday's game and there is nothing particularly shocking. Braylon Edwards and Peyton Hillis are both listed as questionable and will be game-time decisions. While the 49ers passing game and the Browns rushing game are both important aspects of the offense, I think the winner of this game will be determined more by the 49ers rushing game and the Browns passing attack. The 49ers are a power rushing team that happens to mix in the pass. They need to develop the passing game, but they can do that without Edwards. It is not ideal, but they have shown an ability to get by without Edwards. If I had to guess, I'd say Edwards is active but limited throughout the game. Maybe 10-15 snaps?
On the other side, the Browns face a dominant 49ers rush defense. The Browns rushing attack has struggled, which would seemingly put this game on the shoulders of Colt McCoy. He is without Mohamed Massaquoi, and Ben Watson is a bit limited. If the 49ers can get a steady pass rush going against the Browns, this could make for a long day for McCoy.
In other news, Moran Norris is listed as doubtful, which likely means he'll be inactive this Sunday. As we try and figure out what his role is moving forward, week nine or ten is likely when we will get a more firm answer. Once he is 100% healthy, whatever competition there is between Norris and Bruce Miller will focus in a bit more. For now, he remains inactive.
CB Tramaine Brock (hand)
FB Moran Norris (fibula)
WR Braylon Edwards (knee)
LB Auston English (knee)
WR Mohamed Massaquoi (head)