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Mack, though, said Harrison’s aggressiveness is pushing the boundaries of legality. When Harrison was suspended, the league said it was because he has had five illegal hits to quarterbacks in the past three years.

Mack believed Harrison could have avoided hitting McCoy so high.

“I’d say he’s playing on the very edge of the rules,” he said. “You don’t have to use your head. You could shove him really hard in the chest and get the job done the same way. But there’s something to be said about affecting the quarterback.”

Shurmur would not comment on Harrison’s claim the Browns should be disciplined for their handling of McCoy’s concussion. The first-year coach was also asked if he was troubled that Harrison did not seem to be getting the message that his hits won’t be tolerated.

“He plays for the Steelers, I would probably comment if it were a Browns player,” Shurmur said. “You see and hear a lot of things and I think it’s important that we all play hard, we play physical and we try to teach our guys to play hard, play physical and play by the rules.

“At times, we’re all being educated as to what the rules are. The underlying deal is safety and we’ve gone through that here the last couple weeks. As coaches, we are all for players’ safety.”

Notes: The Browns placed safety T.J. Ward on injured reserve with a sprained foot. Ward started eight games in his second NFL season. He was injured on Dec. 6 at Houston and the team was confident he would get back. Shurmur said Ward, who had 38 tackles, will not need surgery. … CB Joe Haden (thigh) and WR Massaquoi (foot) returned to practice and are expected to play against the Ravens. … WR Jordan Norwood will also miss Saturday’s game with a concussion sustained last week in Arizona. WR Rod Windsor was signed off the practice squad.