Browns rookie defensive end Myles Garrett practiced Thursday for the first time since he suffered a right high-ankle sprain Sept. 6.

It’s a sign Garrett could make his NFL regular-season debut Sunday when the Browns (0-3) host the Cincinnati Bengals (0-3).

Browns head coach Hue Jackson was asked Wednesday if Garrett needs more than two or three days of practice to make a comeback.

“No, he just needs to practice,” Jackson replied. “If he is able to play, we might not play him the whole game. So we’ll see how that unfolds if he’s able to go. We’ll find out more as we go through the week.”

In other words, Garrett may serve as a pass-rush specialist on third down if he receives the green light to face the Bengals.

Garrett, the No. 1 overall draft pick, missed the first three games of the season after a teammate fell onto his right leg during practice four days before the opener.

During the 20-minute portion of Thursday’s practice open to media, Garrett participated in individual drills.

Meanwhile, defensive tackle Danny Shelton sat out Thursday’s practice with an injured calf. He was not listed on the injury report Wednesday.

Strongside linebacker Jamie Collins continued to miss practice with the concussion he suffered Sept. 17 against the Baltimore Ravens.

Wide receivers Kenny Britt (knee) and Sammie Coates (hamstring), tight end Randall Telfer (knee) and left tackle Joe Thomas (knee) returned to practice.

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