4. Who sat out, who participated
The Browns have been without some of their better players at times during the first week of practice — with Myles Garrett being the biggest name in that bunch. A hamstring injury has kept him off the field but that finally changed on Thursday as No. 95 took his spot on the defensive line back.
While Garrett was back, the Browns were still without fellow defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi. The defensive tackle has been battling a groin injury and he spent Thursday still rehabbing. Wide receiver Damion Ratley was in the same boat, with the same injury.
Also out was punter Jamie Gillan, the undrafted free agent from a season ago out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Gillan, better known as the ‘Scottish Hammer’ was partially replaced by Case Keenum. The backup quarterback didn’t punt for him but he did hold on field goal attempts.
As for returning to the team — Garrett wasn’t the only defensive starter to return to action. Safety Karl Joseph was a full participant. However, he has been taking part in some practices and then taking days off as Cleveland slowly eases him inf. Joseph, who was signed in the offseason, had surgery on his foot and is playing it safe as he gets back to health.