On defense, outside linebacker Quentin Groves and end Billy Winn will start. They are listed as backups on the depth chart but are currently starters because of injuries to Jabaal Sheard (knee) and Desmond Bryant (back spasms).
Punters Spencer Lanning and Colton Schmidt, awarded to the Browns off waivers from San Francisco, will share duties against the Bears.
NOTES: The Browns said rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo worked out with weights on Wednesday. The first-round draft pick hasn't practiced since bruising his lung on Aug. 15 against Detroit and being hospitalized for two days. Mingo did some running on Tuesday. Chudzinski said there is no timetable on Mingo's return, and it's not yet known if he'll play in the opener. ... The Browns were awarded rookie LB Eric Martin on waivers from New Orleans and waived second-year cornerback Trevin Wade, a seventh-round pick last season from Arizona. Wade injured his shoulder while trying to make a diving interception during a training camp practice. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound Martin originally signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent on April 28. He played in all three exhibition games, recording one special teams tackle. New Orleans waived him Tuesday.
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