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Harrison improving

By Marla Ridenour Published: September 17, 2009

Running back Jerome Harrison participated in practice Thursday for the second consecutive day. Harrison suffered a knee injury in the preseason opener at Green Bay and was inactive for Sunday's regular-season opener against Minnesota.

Judging from what coach Eric Mangini said Thursday, Harrison has a chance to see action Sunday at Denver.

''He’s made great strides over the week. He had a pretty good week last week, I just thought it was better to give him another week.

''I liked the way he worked yesterday. I’m encouraged by his continual progress. He’s worked hard at it. so I’m excited about it.''

Mangini said Harrison's role depends on what packages he's used in.

The status of the Browns' backfield doesn't seem as dire as Wednesday. Rookie running back James Davis was participating in individual drills while practice was open to the media after injuring his shoulder against the Vikings. Starter Jamal Lewis (stinger) was also participating.

On the injury report, Davis' status was upgraded. After missing practice Wednesday, he was limited Thursday. Lewis was also limited, while Harrison participated fully.

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