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Browns DE Myles Garrett to play against Chargers, DE Jadeveon Clowney returns to practice

Clowney, DT Taven Bryan questionable for Sunday's game
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Jadeveon Clowney practice
Posted at 12:11 PM, Oct 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-07 14:00:45-04

BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns are a step closer to getting their strong pass rush back as defensive end Myles Garrett is set to return to game activity against the Chargers and Jadeveon Clowney returned to practice Friday for the first time since injuring his ankle on Sept. 18 against the New York Jets.

Garrett returned to practice on Wednesday after being sidelined with injuries sustained in a serious rollover crash.

"I feel good. Feel like I'm ready. Back to make a difference and change this game when I'm in it," Garrett said Friday. "I've been taking it kind of light trying to get there but progressing well with my training and my treatments so I'm just looking forward to seeing what I can do and I don't think I'll be hindered by it too much."

Clowney left the Jets game with an ankle injury and was unable to return, leaving the stadium in a medical boot. Since then, Clowney has been sidelined from practice.

On Thursday, Clowney said that he was easing back to activity to avoid aggravating the injury, wanting to take care of his body and come back at full strength. One day later, the defensive end was ready to give it a go, participating in individual and position group drills Friday morning.

"It's very tough to watch a team go out there and play without you no matter what's going on in the game. I just wanted to be out there with them and support them and give it my all out there with them. Just trying to get back so I can do that now," Clowney said Thursday.

The defensive end was clearly happy to be back with his team on Friday at practice, dancing between drills, hugging and dapping up teammates as he worked.

With Clowney and Garrett getting closer to a return—and more impactfully, a return together—the Browns' strong pass rush that trickles back through the secondary with the effort they give when they're healthy is closer to a return as well.

The Browns will see how Clowney does over the next two days to see if he's ready to return to the game setting on Sunday against the Chargers. He and defensive tackle Taven Bryan are listed as questionable and could be game-time decisions, head coach Kevin Stefanski said.

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