BEREA - There might be a Mohamed Massaquoi sighting Sunday when the Browns and Baltimore Ravens play.
Massaquoi hasn't played since he injured a hamstring in week three against the Buffalo Bills. He's practicing this week and appears to be a go for Sunday.
For the season Massaquoi has nine receptions for 145 yards. He was playing well at the time of the injury.
If Massaquoi is back, it will present a pleasant problem for coach Pat Shurmur. In the time since Massaquoi was injured, the offense has received big performances by rookie Josh Gordon. Greg Little has been more consistent with his hands, and rookie Josh Cooper has been activated off the practice squad.
"I did think 'Mo' got off to a good start and then the injury set him back," Shurmur said. "It's a good thing if you have to make guys inactive or healthy scratches."
Offensive coordinator Brad Childress is hoping that Massaquoi is available.
"He looked to have a good day of participation (Wednesday)," Childress said. "I would hope that would grow and he would come back and add a little more to it. It's a building thing. We'll have to wait and see if he's ready for primetime when we get to Friday."
CAN I HAVE ONE: Ravens running back Ray Rice joked with reporters in Baltimore about wanting a Trent Richardson jersey.
"If Ray Rice says he wants one of my jerseys, I will send him one," Richardson said. "That's big. He will be in the Hall of Fame. That's a moment you have to cherish if he's saying he wants one of my jerseys."
BALL HUNGRY: Receiver Joshua Cribbs has never been shy to tell the media how much he wants the ball in his hands on offense. Apparently Childress' ears have been bent a few times by Cribbs.
"Privately, too, by the way," Childress said when asked about Cribbs' public comments.
NOT NOW: Shurmur hasn't thought much about the bye on the schedule next week.
"There are certain things we do as coaches on a daily basis and there's a routine we do on the bye week, whether it's week three or whatever," Shurmur said. "Right now we're staying in the moment with our eye on the ball and getting ready to play the Ravens."
CHANGING OF THE GUARD: The AFC North Division could be in the process of a change. The Ravens and Steelers are still considered among the elite teams in the AFC, but age is beginning to creep in with both teams. The Browns and Bengals, conversely, have several young players that could tilt the balance of power in the future.
"For us, we've always had the greatest respect for all the teams in this division," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "Cleveland plays us to the wire every single year. It's always a tough, physical game. It's a really tough division."
GETTING CLOSER: Defensive tackle Phil Taylor continues his progress in rehabbing from surgery to repair a torn pectoral. It's becoming more probable that Taylor will play a limited role against the Ravens.
INJURY REPORT: Defensive end Juqua Parker has been added to the list with a knee injury. He was limited in work Thursday.
Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata didn't practice because of a shoulder injury.