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The Browns are taking on the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Josh McCown is starting for the Jets against the Browns on October 8 after two seasons with the Browns.

"Ride through the ups and downs until I determine that the ups and downs are too much", Jackson said. They will look to get a similar effort on the ground this week against a Browns run defense that ranks 8th in the NFL. This is our fifth game of the year.

"Our defense fought hard", Jackson said. That relationship in itself is something that I've used as a mentor tool, but also, I'll go elsewhere. He practiced all week, but Bowles wouldn't say if Marshall would suit up against the Browns. "We have to be smart about our expectations of him this weekend".

"I think he will have a lot of impact", Shelton said. In fact, we can only come up with two contests - a home game vs. the Jaguars in Week 11 and a road matchup against the Bears in Week 16 - in which the spread might only be a few points. Nothing has gone their way as it's hard-pressed to see them beat the Jets who are riding some nice momentum after back-to-back wins. "It's not just for the team, but what is best for him just so that he can feel like, 'OK, I am moving further along in this process, and I'm understanding what I need to do to be better.' All of that will go into my decision-making".

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Garrett practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday and is finally ready to take the field for Cleveland, which is off to an 0-4 start. The two might handle the bulk of the carries again. The number that will haunt the group as it reflects on what could have been even better is 97, the number of yards allowed on a fourth-quarter drive that ended with a decisive Jets touchdown. Rookie Elijah McGuire had 93 yards, including a 69-yard TD - marking the fifth time teammates each rushed for scores of at least 69 yards in the same game.

'Everyone knew the Cleveland Browns would go through some growing pains with rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer. The unit, which lost 2016 first-round pick Corey Coleman to a broken hand, has been plagued by dropped passes, broken routes and minimal production. Britt is listed as doubtful with knee and groin injuries, leaving the Browns with an uncertain receiver rotation this week. That will put a smile on the faces of everyone in the Jets' secondary. Quarterback Josh McCown, who has won two straight starts, was part of the Browns' ineptitude and now looks to keep his former team mired in that muck. He already has two victories with the Jets. He's not looking for revenge.

"To be honest, I told [special teams coach Brant] Boyer to let me let it rip from where it was", Catanzaro said after the Jets' 17-14 win. We've got to go out here and do it versus a very good offense, a very good football team who is playing really well.

Because of his lack of practice and game preparation, the 6-foot-4 1/2, 272-pound Garrett will likely be on a "pitch count" against the Jets, said Jackson.