The news got even better on Monday as the club activated eight players off of the Reserve/COVID-19 list, meaning they will be eligible for practice this week as the Browns prepare for the game against the Steelers on Monday Night Football.
We’ve activated 8 players from reserve/COVID-19 and made other roster moves
– Cleveland Browns December 27, 2021
The players who cleared the NFL-mandated protocols on Monday and were activated are left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr., defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, running back Kareem Hunt, safety Ronnie Harrison Jr., cornerback Troy Hill, defensive tackle Malik McDowell, linebacker Mack Wilson Sr. and offensive guard Drew Forbes.
Wills being back means that the Browns can move Joel Bitonio back to his natural position at left guard after the Pro Bowler filled in at left tackle the past two games.
The biggest bump may come on the defensive side of the ball as Clowney’s return takes some of the sting out of losing defensive end Takk McKinley to a season-ending Achilles injury, and gives defensive end Myles Garrett, who is dealing with a groin injury, some help.