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Cardinals vs. Browns final injury report: John Brown a game-day decision, Josh McCown 'felt better,' also a game-day decision

A final look at the injury status for both Arizona and Cleveland.

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The final injury reports came out on Friday for the Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns and there will be some decisions made on Sunday as to whether some will play. There are two main questions -- will Browns quarterback Josh McCown start and will Cardinals receiver John Brown suit up to play?

Brown practiced for the first time all week for Arizona, but did so on a limited basis. As noted on, "the Cardinals will see how he does after a plane flight to Cleveland before making the decision if he can play." Head coach Bruce Arians said the decision would have nothing to do with the bye week that comes after the Cardinals play Cleveland.

For the Browns, it has been a question about whether starting quarterback Josh McCown would play. It sounded all week like it would probably be the case, but there is a little but of uncertainty. However, he did make a trip to the media room after practice to let Cleveland reporters know he "felt better" throwing on Friday and that "we'll see on Sunday." But the impression is he will play.

For the Cardinals, there was one surprise in terms of game status. Cornerback Jerraud Powers, who left last week's game with a hamstring injury expected to keep him out a couple of weeks, is listed as questionable for the game despite not practicing all week. Arians said he did make progress.

Despite his game status, it would be a shock to see him play. Justin Bethel is expected to start in his place.

Tight end Darren Fells and linebacker Alex Okafor are out. Along with Brown and Powers, receiver Brittan Golden is also questionable. However, he did practice on Friday on a limited basis.

Everyone else on the list is probable.

A former Cardinals player will not suit up. Tight end Rob Housler is out, as is receiver Andrew Hawkins and defensive back Jordan Poyer.

In addition to McCown being questionable, DB Tashaun Gipson and linebacker Craig Robertson are also questionable.

Everyone else is probable for Cleveland.

Here is the full injury report: