Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow sustained a sprained right shoulder in Monday night's win over the Buffalo Bills, an injury unlikely to keep him out for an extended period.
Winslow, who played through a painful injury to his left shoulder last season, got hurt while catching a 16-yard pass that set up kicker Phil Dawson's 56-yard field goal in a 29-27 win. After making the reception, Winslow was wrapped up by Bills linebacker Paul Posluszny near the sideline and fell hard on his shoulder.
An MRI taken Tuesday revealed no structural damage in Winslow's shoulder. Coach Romeo Crennel said Winslow would not practice Wednesday and that the five-year veteran's status for the game against the Texans would depend on getting strength and range of motion in his shoulder.
Winslow declined comment when he came into Cleveland's locker room.
26 game at Jacksonville after the Browns suspended him for detrimental conduct. The team later rescinded the one-game suspension.
Winslow isn't the only Browns player hurting. Running back Jerome Harrison (hamstring), safety Sean Jones (ankle), nose tackle Shaun Rogers (shoulder, neck), defensive tackle Shaun Smith (calf), fullback Lawrence Vickers (ankle), defensive tackle Corey Williams (shoulder) and running back Jason Wright (neck) all missed practice on Wednesday.
Saints
The struggling ground game took another hit when tailback Aaron Stecker was put on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the season. Stecker has a hamstring problem and became the 13th player on the Saints' list.
Stecker had been battling his injury since the first week of the season. He aggravated it on a 12-yard catch early in the first quarter Sunday at Kansas City.
The Saints replaced him on their roster with free-agent fullback Darian Barnes. They also agreed to a deal with free-agent tailback Mike Bell, according to Bell's agent, Steven Feldman.
A free agent after this season, Stecker's future with the team is uncertain. But he also was a free agent this past spring, and he chose to sign a one-year deal to stay in New Orleans.
The ninth-year veteran has been a valuable player for the Saints on offense and special teams since he signed as a free agent from Tampa Bay in 2004.
677 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie in 2006, but he fell out of favor in Denver last season. He has been out of the NFL since the Texans released him during training camp.
Barnes, 28, has bounced around with eight teams since he signed with the Giants in 2002 as an undrafted free agent out of Hampton. The Saints are without starting fullback Mike Karney (knee) for at least another week.
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