Browns WR Nate Burleson had the cast on his left arm removed Monday.
Burleson will be working his way back into practice mode and will hopefully be on-track for full participation when training camp opens. While many think that if Josh Gordon gets suspended, Burleson's stock will rise, but in truth, that's probably an inaccurate assumption. Burleson is middle-of-the-road talent and works better as a complementary receiver (when he's healthy enough to be on the field, of course) with coverage being pulled towards a bigger, star-receiver. If he's the top guy in Cleveland this year, the Browns are going to have a lot of trouble in the passing game. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not play Friday.
Faried was listed out on Thursday, but he felt good Friday morning and was upgraded to questionable for the game. Alas, Faried will not play, but he has a chance at playing during the Nuggets' next game on Saturday. Darrell Arthur may start at power forward. Analysis: Ben Diamond
Michael Floyd (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 12.
Floyd missed Week 11 due to a hamstring injury. He was a limited participant in practice all week, and is questionable for Week 12. Head Coach Bruce Arians is optimistic about his status, but Floyd may just be a decoy come Sunday if he's still limited by his hamstring. There are better plays for Week 12, unless Floyd is declared a full go. Analysis: Ben Diamond
Nik Stauskas (knee) said he is available for Friday's game.
Stauskas was supposed to miss the 76ers next three games after suffering a left knee contusion on Monday, and hoped to return at some point next week. Unexpectedly, Stauskas will be available on Friday to play. This doesn't mean he will play, but is significantly improves the chance that he is able to play on Sunday. Analysis: Ben Diamond