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Watson has reached confidential settlements in 20 of the 24 civil lawsuits filed against him, NFL.com and Sarah Barshop of ESPN report.
In a statement Tuesday, NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy noted "today's development has no impact on the collectively bargained disciplinary process." The quarterback, who was traded from the Texans to the Browns in March, faces potential discipline from the NFL, which is independently investigating whether Watson violated the league's personal-conduct policy. The NFL.com report indicated that a timeline for such a determination has not been provided.
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Hunt said Wednesday that he feels "100 percent" healthy and that there is nothing bothering him physically heading into Cleveland's training camp starting July 27, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Watson's hearing in front of the NFL and NFLPA's jointly appointed disciplinary officer began Tuesday and will continue Wednesday and perhaps beyond that point, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
Mayfield (shoulder) hasn't totally ruled out the possibility of a reconciliation with the Browns, but at this stage the signal-caller is ready to move on from the franchise that drafted him first overall in 2018, ESPN's Jake Trotter reports.
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Ward left Thursday's practice early after his lower left leg was tended to by members of the Browns medical staff, Jake Furr of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Brissett's chances of starting multiple games in 2022 appear to be increasing due to expanding legal issues surrounding Deshaun Watson in addition to the Browns' strained relationship with Baker Mayfield.
The Browns have excused Mayfield (shoulder) from next week's mandatory minicamp, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Johnson and the Browns have reached an agreement on a one-year deal worth $2.43 million, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Bell has impressed with his hands and routes at Browns OTAs, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.
Hunt remains in Cleveland's plans despite a surplus of running backs, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Schwartz remains in the mix for the No. 2 wide receiver spot, and the Browns are not compelled to add a second proven veteran wideout at this time, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.