November 2, 1963
Jamestown's McCusker Signs, Set For Action With Browns Sunday
CLEVELAND (AP) - Jim McCusker, starting offensive tackle for Philadelphia for three years and a member of their 1960 National Football League Championship team, has been placed on the Cleveland Browns' roster and will play against the Eagles.
To make room for the 250-pound McCusker, the Browns have asked waivers on rookie Tom Goosby from Baldwin-Wallace. Goosby was activated only a week ago, but reinjured his knee in practice Thursday. The injury is not serious.
McCusker has been working out with the Browns since before the start of the regular season. Sunday's game will be the start of his fifth professional season. The former University of Pittsburgh star was the second draft choice of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1958, but was swapped to the Eagles before the next season.
The former Eagle played most of the last season with a torn knee cartilage. An off season operation mended the damage and he has been pronounced in fine shape.
The Browns had an offensive drill Friday and were to have a final workout this morning before leaving for Philadelphia. The Eagles have confirmed King Hill will start at quarterback and said there is no chance Sonny Jurgensen will play.
They indicated also the defensive end Bill Quinlan will be sidelined also.
Cleveland must beat the Eagles to remain in undisputed possession of first place in the Eastern Division. The New York Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals, tied for second a game back of the Browns, bump heads.
The Browns lost to the Giants, 33-6 last Sunday but appear to be in excellent health. Only tackle Bob Gain is a doubtful starter, but he may play.