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Three Browns players return from injuries, 14 others sit out

By Nate Ulrich Published: August 17, 2012

Tight end Jordan Cameron, wide receiver Travis Benjamin and defensive end Frostee Rucker returned to practice this afternoon as the Browns got in some light work following their preseason win Thursday night over the Green Bay Packers.

Cameron said he suffered a bone bruise in his lower back during the preseason opener on Aug. 10. Cameron was hurt when he caught a 42-yard pass from quarterback Colt McCoy and Detroit Lions safety Sean Jones landed on him.

“I was just bugged,” Cameron said today after practice. “It was just annoying. I wanted to be out there and keep playing. And for it to end like that, I wanted obviously to get out there and try to make some more plays and kind of showcase what I’ve been doing during camp. But it happens. It’s part of the game, bounce back and I’ll be good.”

Benjamin missed practices this week after playing against the Lions. He didn’t specify the nature of his injury.

“I had a few minor problems, but it’s OK now,” he said.

Rucker had been sidelined since Aug. 1. He has been wearing a bulky brace on his right knee in recent days.

Rookie cornerback Trevin Wade also practiced. His participation is notable because he was carted from the sideline to the locker room during the fourth quarter Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

Meanwhile, the following 14 players were sidelined today during practice: wide receiver Rod Windsor (undisclosed), wide receiver Carlton Mitchell (right leg), cornerback Dimitri Patterson (right ankle), strong safety Usama Young (reported hamstring), rookie running back Trent Richardson (had arthroscopic surgery on left knee Aug. 9), weakside linebacker Chris Gocong (had surgery Aug. 10 to repair torn right Achilles tendon and is out for the season), middle linebacker D’Qwell Jackson (reported sore shoulder), linebacker Emmanuel Acho (undisclosed), defensive tackle Scott Paxson (right knee), offensive lineman Oniel Cousins (coach Pat Shurmur cited soreness), tight end Benjamin Watson (undisclosed), defensive end Juqua Parker (undisclosed), defensive tackle Phil Taylor (had surgery to repair torn pectoral muscle May 16 and is out at least until late October) and strongside linebacker Scott Fujita (left leg).


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