Multiple twitter reports say that Cleveland Browns’ first round draft pick Barkevious Mingo is dressed at practice and participating in individual drills, but not hitting the sled or participating in any contact drills.
Head coach Rob Chudzinski said on Wednesday that Mingo’s status for Sunday’s game was still undetermined. “We’ll wait and see.”
Mingo has been out since the second preseason game with a bruised lung. He was hospitalized for two days and has been limited in practice. Last week he started cardio workouts. Yesterday was his first day back at practice participating in individual drills in helmets and shoulder pads.
Linebacker D’Qwell Jackson said Mingo looks good. “He’s ready to go,” Jackson said. “He was a first-round pick. He wants to be out there to show guys how good he can rush off the edge. We know how good he’s going to be and how good he is right now. The good thing about this team, we have guys who can step up while he’s out, so it’s no rush for him to come back.”