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Hjalte Froholdt misses second straight practice with illness

Offensive lineman Hjalte Froholdt missed his second straight practice Thursday due to an illness. He was slated to start at center for the first time Sunday vs. Tampa Bay in place of the injured Ethan Pocic (knee), but the plan could change.

The Browns signed veteran center Greg Mancz on Tuesday and he practiced Wednesday and Thursday. He’s started 32 of 64 games in his eight-year career.

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Left guard Joel Bitonio (illness/rest) practiced after missing Wednesday. Right guard Wyatt Teller (calf) didn’t practice after being limited Wednesday. He was injured Oct. 16, missed two games and has been slowed since returning.


Cornerback Greg Newsome II (concussion) remained out. He was hurt last Friday in practice and didn’t play vs. the Bills.

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Rookie safety/special teamer D’Anthony Bell (concussion) returned to practice and was limited. He was hurt Nov. 13 vs. the Dolphins.

Tight end David Njoku (ankle/knee) was limited after missing Wednesday.

Left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. (knee) and defensive tackle Perrion Winfrey (concussion) practiced fully after being limited Wednesday. Defensive ends Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney and receiver Amari Cooper were full participants after resting Wednesday.

For the Buccaneers, defensive tackle Vita Vea (foot) and receiver Russell Gage (hamstring) didn’t practice for the second straight day. Running back Leonard Fournette (hip) was limited again, and quarterback Tom Brady got the day off.

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