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Browns rookie report: Week Eight

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By Mike Wilkening

Here's a recap of notable contributions by Browns rookies in the Browns' 20-10 defeat at San Francisco in Week Eight.

DT Phil Taylor — Taylor recorded his third sack of the season and forced QB Alex Smith to fumble, but Smith was able to recover. In seven starts, Taylor has 25 tackles.

WR Greg Little — Targeted a game-high 11 times on Sunday, Little managed just four catches for 28 yards with a long catch of nine yards. On the season, he's caught 29 passes for 260 yards (51 targets).

DE Jabaal Sheard — Sheard made his seventh start and recorded three tackles, with his biggest stop coming when he teamed with MLB D'Qwell Jackson to stop a 3rd-and-goal run by 49ers RB Frank Gore from the Cleveland two short of the goal line. Sheard has recorded 24 tackles and 2½ sacks on the season.

OLG Jason Pinkston — The 6-3, 305-pound Pinkston made his seventh start at left guard. The Browns rushed once off left guard for three yards. Pinkston was flagged for a facemask penalty, which San Francisco declined.

CB Buster Skrine — He played as a reserve on defense, notching one tackle. He also was credited with an assist on special teams.

FB Owen Marecic — The Browns' blocking back came off the bench. He got one carry with Cleveland backed up on its one-yard line and gained one yard.

TE Jordan Cameron — He did not record any statistics as a substitute.

LB Quinton Spears — He did not record any statistics as a substitute.

CB James Dockery — He was active but did not play.

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