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Right tackle Jack Conklin doesn’t practice after injuring ankle vs. Ravens

BEREA — Right tackle Jack Conklin didn’t practice Tuesday with ankle and finger injuries, leaving his availability for the game Thursday night against the Bengals in doubt.

Conklin, who signed a three-year, $42 million contract as a free agent in March, finished the 38-6 loss to the Ravens on Sunday but noticeably limped through the fourth quarter.

Left tackle Jedrick Wills, the No. 10 pick in April, practiced Tuesday but was limited after leaving the game Sunday with a sore shin. X-rays were negative.

Chris Hubbard, who returned to practice after missing a couple of weeks with an ankle injury, would be the likely replacement for Conklin. Hubbard started 29 games at right tackle the last two years but was demoted when Conklin was signed.


Kendall Lamm is also a candidate at right tackle but could be concentrating on left tackle with Wills’ uncertainty. Lamm replaced Wills vs. the Ravens.

** Rookie linebacker Jacob Phillips, a third-round pick who started the opener, didn’t practice. He injured his knee Sunday and left the game.

Veteran Malcolm Smith will likely start in his place.

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** Cornerbacks Greedy Williams (shoulder) and Kevin Johnson (lacerated liver) remained sidelined, along with linebacker Mack Wilson (knee).

** Receiver Jarvis Landry didn’t practice but is expected to play. He’s still trying to get to 100 percent after hip surgery in February.

** Center JC Tretter (knee) and defensive end Olivier Vernon (abdomen) were limited.

** For the Bengals, defensive tackles Geno Atkins (shoulder) and Mike Daniels (groin), guard Xavier Su’a-Filo (ankle) and safety Shawn Williams (calf) didn’t practice.

The Browns and Bengals will announce Wednesday which players are out, doubtful and questionable.

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