Browns rookie wide receiver Travis Benjamin practiced today for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury Sept. 27 against the Baltimore Ravens.
It remains to be seen what his status will be for Sunday when the Browns (0-5) host the Cincinnati Bengals (3-2). The injury report will be released at about 4 p.m. today.
Benjamin’s return could give the Browns a much-needed boost in their short-handed receiving corps. Starter Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring) and Jordan Norwood (foot) continued to sit out today.
The Browns also are expected to soon elevate undrafted rookie wide receiver Josh Cooper from their practice squad to the active roster. Cooper worked with the offense today during team drills.
Starting defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin (calf) and starting strongside linebacker Scott Fujita (shoulder/neck) remained sidelined. They’ll likely be replaced in the lineup by rookie defensive tackle John Hughes and rookie strongside linebacker James-Michael Johnson.
Cornerback Dimitri Patterson (sprained left ankle) said he will be out for a couple of weeks. Buster Skrine will probably assume Patterson’s role by covering the opposing team’s slot receiver.