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WR Rashard Higgins back after missing 4 games; CBs Denzel Ward, Greedy Williams still out

CLEVELAND — Receiver Rashard Higgins is back.

Cornerbacks Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams won’t return until after the bye week.

Higgins is active for today’s game against the Seahawks after missing four games with a knee injury. He was injured blocking during the opening loss to the Titans on Sept. 8.

Higgins is a security blanket for quarterback Baker Mayfield and could help the offense get on track. He practiced fully all week.


Ward and Williams hurt their hamstrings within 10 minutes of each other during practice Sept. 19 and were inactive again. This will be their fourth game missed.

They returned to practice this week but were limited, and the team decided to give them the extra week with the bye coming up. They are expected to return Oct. 27 against the Patriots.

Veterans Terrance Mitchell and TJ Carrie will again start at corner, and they have played well.

With the return of Higgins and Antonio Callaway last week from a four-game drug suspension, the Browns made Damion Ratley a healthy scratch. He had been the No. 3 receiver in their absence.

It will be interesting to see how the Browns use Higgins in Callaway with starters Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry.

Backup tackle Kendall Lamm (knee) is inactive for the fifth straight game but returned to practice during the week.

The other inactives are healthy scratches: offensive lineman Austin Corbett, defensive end Genard Avery and receiver Taywan Taylor.

The Seahawks will be without two starting offensive linemen in left tackle Duane Brown (biceps) and right guard D.J. Fluker (hamstring).




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