The Browns practiced this afternoon in preparation for their regular-season opener Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Reporters were allowed to watch about a half-hour of practice. Here is what you need to know about the open period:
- Offensive lineman Tony Pashos (foot) returned to practice today. He worked at his usual spot, right tackle. Pashos wore a walking boot on his left leg and was sidelined during practices on Monday and Wednesday. Coach Pat Shurmur said Pashos will start against the Bengals if he's healthy enough.
- Meanwhile, rookie Jason Pinkston continued to take reps at left guard. He's hasn't officially been named the starter for Sunday, but Shurmur said Pinkston is in line to earn the job.
- Rookie strong safety Eric Hagg (left knee surgery) worked out on an exercise bike during practice for the second day in a row.
- Tight end Benjamin Watson (hip) and linebacker Chris Gocong (pinched nerve in neck) practiced again after returning to action Wednesday.