It was a good end to the week for the Cleveland Browns.
As the club prepares for its Monday night game against the San Francisco 49ers, it appears that the wide receiver group could be complete for the first time in the regular season.
After a short detour into the league-mandated concussion protocol, wide receiver Jarvis Landry was cleared to return to practice on Friday. Also at practice this week were wide receiver Rashard Higgins, who has been out since Week 1 with a knee injury, and wide receiver Antonio Callaway, who was suspended the first four games of the season.
Callaway may not be 100 percent in game shape just yet, but he remains confident that he will be ready when the lights come on, he told clevelandbrowns.com:
“It was not so hard because I was here every day. I was still working out every day. It was just the game speed, coming back and catching up to the game speed. That was about it. It is go time. I am ready”
Having Callaway and Higgins back at practice is a boost to the Browns, Landry told cleveland.com:
“Getting Hig back this week, getting Callaway back, it’s good. Those guys bring to the game, the element, we know Hig has been making plays, Callaway’s definitely made plays (on) offense, special teams. It’s going to be good to see what those guys bring to the game as well.’’
While the Browns are getting healthier at wide receiver, the 49ers are feeling the injury pinch in the secondary and are expected to give cornerback Emmanuel Moseley his first career start on Monday in place of Ahkello Witherspoon.
San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman warned the Browns not to “overlook” Moseley on Friday, but Beckham, Landry and quarterback Baker Mayfield have to be excited about the possibility of testing Moseley and Sherman at some point during the game.
The Browns have weathered a rough first quarter of the season and the offense is getting closer to being whole again.
Which is not a bad place to be in heading into Monday night’s game against the 49ers.