Browns DE Clowney back from concussion, practicing


BEREA (AP) — Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was back at practice on Wednesday after missing one game with a concussion, while starting left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. sat out with a back issue.

Clowney didn’t play in last week’s 17-10 loss to New Orleans after sustaining a head injury on Dec. 17 against Baltimore.

Coach Kevin Stefanski said Clowney is “getting better” as the Browns (6-9), which were eliminated from postseason contention with their loss to the Saints, prepare to face the Washington Commanders (7-7-1) on the road on Sunday.

Clowney has been slowed by an ankle injury and the concussion, and has just two sacks this season.

Rookie Alex Wright started in his place last week.

A first-round pick in 2020, Wills has started all 16 games in his third season.

Stefanski said Wills is “working through something” and indicated it’s too early to know if he’ll be available to play.

James Hudson would be an option if Wills is out.

Also, Pro Bowl defensive end Myles Garrett, left guard Joel Bitonio and wide receiver Amari Cooper were on stationary bikes during the portion of practice open to reporters.

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