Browns getting healthy at the right time

Browns, Denzel Ward. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Browns, Denzel Ward. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cleveland Browns are finally getting healthy and it couldn’t have come at a better time as they head to Miami for a tough contest in Week 10

Injuries have been a major problem for the Cleveland Browns over the past couple of seasons and this year has been no exception. The good news, however, is that they’re starting to get some of their sidelined players back.

On Monday, it was announced that Denzel Ward, Wyatt Teller, Jerome Ford, and Chase Winovich were all on the practice field.

Head coach Kevin Stefanski spoke on the return and while he wasn’t committal, he said that both Ward and Teller were “trending” toward being on the field in Week 10 against Miami.

Unfortunately, the report from Camryn Justice also notated that Myles Garrett, Jadeveon Clowney, Jack Conklin, and David Njoku were on the bike. Clowney and Garrett have had their share of issues but Garrett has missed just one game and Clowney played the last few weeks whereas Conklin has been on the field since missing the first two weeks of the season.

As for Njoku, he had an ankle injury that forced him to miss their Week 8 contest, so seeing him on the bike is actually encouraging.

Chase Winovich could make his Browns debut soon

One of the names mentioned was Chase Winovich and the former New England Patriots linebacker has yet to see the field for Cleveland. He was picked up in exchange for Mack Wilson and was injured during camp, which was a blow considering he was expected to help provide some pass-rushing help.

In his first two seasons in the NFL, Winovich had 11 sacks. He wasn’t nearly as effective in 2021 and the Browns were hoping he could turn back the clock but so far, have only been able to wait.

Denzel Ward will be needed in Week 10

As good as it would be to have Wyatt Teller back, Denzel Ward is the one who could make an impact in Week 10. Miami has one of the most dangerous passing attacks with Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill, meaning the Browns need all hands on deck to slow them down.

Ward might not be playing his best football this season but he’s the fastest member of this secondary and will be needed to go against the speed these wideouts in Miami possess.