CLEVELAND -- Browns starting guard Seth McKinney will miss Sunday's game against Pittsburgh and guard Eric Steinbach was listed as questionable Friday, the first shake-up on a line that has led the way for Cleveland's surprising turnaround on offense.
McKinney did not practice all week because of a shoulder injury he suffered during last Sunday's win over Seattle. Steinbach strained his back during practice Wednesday, missed practice Thursday and is day-to-day.
The guards signed as free agents in the offseason and have helped to stabilize Cleveland's offensive line after years of injuries and lineup changes.
The Browns used the same five starters in their first eight games. Derek Anderson has been sacked just seven times over the last seven games while throwing 16 touchdowns.
Ryan Tucker, who hasn't played guard since the late '90s with the Rams, will likely start in McKinney's place. Lennie Friedman would start if Steinbach is unavailable and both Isaac Sowells and Nat Dorsey could see playing time.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.