One down, three more to go.
Cleveland Browns safety Damarious Randall, who has missed the past two games while spending time in the league-mandated concussion protocol, returned to practice on Wednesday and is expected to play on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, according to clevelandbrowns.com.
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Randall was among the quartet of starters in Cleveland’s defensive secondary that missed Sunday night’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, joining fellow safety Morgan Burnett, who is dealing with a quadriceps injury, and cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams, who are both recovering from hamstring injuries suffered last Friday in practice.
While Randall is back, Burnett, Williams and Ward did not practice on Wednesday and their status for the game against the Ravens remains in question.
Head coach Freddie Kitchens was pragmatic about the situation on Wednesday, according to the team’s website:
“Again, it’s whoever shows up, that’s who we’re going with and there’s never any excuses. At the end of the day, we did not have our starting secondary the other night and we went toe to toe with one of the better offenses in the league. It’s know what to do, know when to do it, know how to do it and we put ourselves in position to win.”
In addition to the injured players in the secondary, right tackle Chris Hubbard, who spent last week in a walking boot after injuring his foot in the win against the New York Jets, did not practice on Wednesday, while wide receiver Rashard Higgins, who injured his knee in the season-opening loss to the Tennessee Titans, participated on a limited basis. They are considered day-to-day, according to the Browns.