The Cleveland Browns received some increasingly rare good news on Thursday, as two main components of the team’s offense finally returned to practice.
Running back Peyton Hillis (hamstring) and wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (concussion) were back on the field Thursday, improving their prospects to return on Sunday against the Houston Texans.
As for those current playing statuses, Massaquoi looks like a lock to be on the field. On the other hand, Hillis is still up in the air, but it helps that he felt fine after Thursday’s practice.
A lot can be said about the Browns’ offense – most of it negative – but the one thing that can be said in defense of this unit is that it has suffered when it comes to injuries. For an offense that had hardly any weapons to begin with, it has been dealing with injuries to its few playmakers all season, rarely finding everyone on the field at the same time.
If everyone can get healthy (and actually stay healthy), this offense still won’t light up the scoreboard, but it should be more competitive.