The Cleveland Browns might not have their most important offensive player on the field for the remainder of the season, but they’re getting as close to full strength as possible.
According to team insider Daryl Ruiter, both WR Amari Cooper (concussion) and TE David Njoku (knee) returned to practice today.
WR Amari Cooper (concussion) & David Njoku (rest/knee) returned to practice today. Myles Garrett (shoulder) & Denzel Ward (shoulder) continue to practice #Browns
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) December 8, 2023
On top of that, defensive superstars Myles Garrett and Denzel Ward, both dealing with shoulder injuries, continued to practice without any sort of setbacks or limitations.
The Browns have lost consecutive games, but they’re still right in the mix for a postseason berth.
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ shocking loss to the New England Patriots put the Browns in the final wild-card spot in the AFC, and that’s something they’ll want to hold onto when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Cooper could have a prominent role with Joe Flacco on the field, as the veteran QB likes to sling the football down the field, and he’s by far the best weapon in the passing game.
As for the Garrett-Ward duo, they’re going to be crucial against a Jaguars team that could be severely undermanned, as QB Trevor Lawrence’s availability is still up in the air after suffering a high ankle injury in Monday night’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
This will be a must-win game for both teams as the playoffs keep zooming in, and while there will always be uncertainties from the Browns’ end because of their QB situation, getting back to full strength could be crucial for them.