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Jabrill Peppers, Danny Shelton, Briean Boddy-Calhoun inactive for game vs. Packers

CLEVELAND — The Browns defense was already short-handed, with outside linebacker Jamie Collins and end Emmanuel Ogbah on injured reserve.

It took a few more hits with the release of the inactives.

Free safety Jabrill Peppers (knee), defensive tackle Danny Shelton (chest/ribs) and nickelback Briean Boddy-Calhoun (knee) were ruled out for today’s game against the Green Bay Packers at FirstEnergy Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

Rookie third-round pick Larry Ogunjobi is expected to start in place of Shelton, and undrafted rookie Kai Nacua for Peppers.

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Safety Justin Currie and cornerback Michael Jordan will likely see time in place of Boddy-Calhoun.

Quarterback Cody Kessler was a healthy scratch, and Kevin Hogan regained his role of backup to rookie DeShone Kizer. Kessler had been the No. 2 for the previous six games.

Hogan was a fifth-round pick of the Chiefs in 2016, when John Dorsey was their general manager. He was hired by the Browns for the same role Thursday after head of football operations Sashi Brown was fired.

Receiver Bryce Treggs, tight end Matt Lengel and offensive lineman Marcus Martin were the other healthy scratches.

Tight end Seth DeValve (hip) is active after being listed as questionable.

For the Packers, outside linebacker Nick Perry (foot/shoulder) is inactive. He leads the team with seven sacks.

Starting cornerback Davon House (shoulder) is active after not practicing all week and being listed as doubtful.

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.

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