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Practice notes: center Alex Mack returns to action, takes snaps with starters

By Nate Ulrich Published: October 14, 2011
Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack (55) of the AFC is congratulated by teammates after scoring a fourth quarter touchdown in the NFL Pro Bowl football game, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 in Honolulu. (AP Photo/ Marco Garcia)

The Browns are practicing today in preparation for their road game Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Reporters were allowed to watch about the first 15 minutes of practice. Here is what you need to know about the session:

  • Center Alex Mack practiced for the first time since he had an appendectomy on Oct. 3. Mack took snaps with the first-team offense. Earlier this week, Mack, who's pictured to the left, said it would be a "day-by-day decision" whether he can play against the Raiders. Shurmur is scheduled to meet with media after practice at 1 p.m. today, so he is expected to update Mack's status.

  • Meanwhile, cornerback Joe Haden continued to miss practice. Haden sprained his left knee Oct. 2 against the Tennessee Titans and hasn't practiced since. He will likely be listed as doubtful, if not rule out altogether, later today.

  • Wide receiver Josh Cribbs (sprained knee), offensive lineman Tony Pashos (ankle) and backup middle linebacker Titus Brown (ankle) practiced today. All of them were limited Wednesday and Thursday.



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