CLEVELAND - John Greco will be back at left guard when the Browns close out the regular season on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Greco started the first 13 games but was inactive the last two games with a knee injury. He was replaced by Jason Pinkston, who will miss the finale because of a concussion.
Greco, who graduated from Boardman High School, isn't concerned about possibly suffering another injury by returning too soon for a meaningless game.
"If I was hurt or I knew I was putting myself at risk or was hurting the team by going out there not healthy, I wouldn't be playing," Greco said. "I'll go out there, and if I feel good I'm going to play.
"There's no reason for me to sit out if I'm healthy. I don't care what our record is. At the same time, I'm going to be smart about it."
Greco was made a part of the Browns' long-term plans when he signed a five-year contract extension last July. He obviously impressed management with his play in 10 starts in place of Pinkston, who was sidelined with a blood clot in a lung.
Greco thinks the 4-11 record conceals some good performances by several players.
"Our record doesn't reflect that guys fought hard all year," Greco said. "We're going to continue to fight and try to go into the offseason on a positive note."
ROLL CALL: The concussion list continues to grow. Tight end Jordan Cameron missed practice again and probably won't play against the Steelers. Others missing practice with concussion symptoms were Pinkston and defensive tackle Phil Taylor.
Tight end Andre Smith and cornerback Joe Haden (hip) were out. Guard Shawn Lauvao also sat out the session.
If Lauvao can't go, it's possible that rookie Garrett Gilkey will get a start.
GOOD YEAR: If Cameron doesn't play, he will finish the season with 75 receptions for 848 yards and seven touchdowns. Both totals are second among all NFL tight ends. Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints leads with 81 receptions for 1,144 yards.
OUTSIDE CHANCE: It didn't appear as if the Steelers would have any chance of making the playoffs when they opened the season with four straight losses. At 7-8, they have a chance albeit remote. They need to defeat the Browns and hope that Baltimore, Miami and San Diego all lose.
CHRISTMAS WISH: Quarterback Jason Campbell often confides in his father, Larry, for support during difficult times. Jason told his father that he didn't need anything special for Christmas.
"He asked me what I wanted for a Christmas gift," Jason said. "I told him, I really don't need a gift. I just want a 'W' to end the season the right way."
FAMILY TIME: The players are normally off each Tuesday and then begin preparations for the upcoming opponent on Wednesday. With Christmas falling on Wednesday, a practice was conducted Tuesday so that players could spend Christmas day with their families.