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Practice notes: CB Joe Haden returns to practice; RB Peyton Hillis, LB Scott Fujita sit out

By Nate Ulrich Published: October 21, 2011
Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden warms up before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Cleveland. NFL players and coaches are wearing pink accessories to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

The Browns (2-3) practiced today in preparation for their home game Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks (2-3). Reporters were allowed to watch about a 15 minutes of practice. Here's what you need to know about the open session:

  • Cornerback Joe Haden practiced for the first time since he sprained his left knee Oct. 2 against the Tennessee Titans. The injury caused Haden, who's pictured above, to miss the first game of his NFL career this past Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

  • Running back Peyton Hillis (hamstring) and strongside linebacker Scott Fujita (concussion) missed practice for the third consecutive day.

  •  Rookie cornerback Buster Skrine (hip) and offensive lineman Artis Hicks (back) returned to practice. Skrine left practice Wednesday with the injury and sat out Thursday. Hicks did not practice Wednesday or Thursday.

  • Safety Ray Ventrone (hamstring) sat out for the third day in a row. He watched practice from the sideline.

  • The Browns were sloppy in the open period. As the offense ran through its plays, tight end Alex Smith missed an assignment and running back Montario Hardesty dropped a pass. Coach Pat Shurmur voiced his displeasure after both miscues. Shurmur also called upon recently signed running back Chris Ogbonnaya to replace Hardesty after the latter failed to catch a pass.


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