Suspended six games
Per a ruling from NFL disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson, Watson is slated to be suspended for the first six games of the 2022 season, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Prior to Robinson's ruling, the NFL Players Association announced that it wouldn't appeal the decision. According to Peliserro, the NFL has three days to file an appeal, and if that occurs, it would be heard by commissioner Roger Goodell or his designee. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, it's unclear at this stage whether the league will appeal the ruling. Per Jake Trotter of ESPN.com, if Watson's suspension is upheld, he still will be able to participate in practice during the preseason, after which Jacoby Brissett would be in line to fill in as the Browns' starting quarterback to begin the regular season.
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Hunt returned to team drills Sunday after voluntarily sitting out the last two days while disgruntled with his current contract, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski did not rule out Bell playing the preseason opener Friday in Jacksonville, Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Hunt has not participated in team drills over the last two days as he looks for a contract extension, Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reports.
Schwartz (knee) is active at Saturday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Bell was activated off the PUP list Saturday, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
The NFL Players Association has responded in writing to the NFL's appeal of disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson's decision to recommend a six-game suspension for Watson for violating the league's personal conduct policy, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Grant has benefited from injuries at wide receiver to get steady reps during drills, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.
Commissioner Roger Goodell has designated former New Jersey attorney general Peter C. Harvey to hear the league's appeal of Watson's six-game suspension for violating the league's personal-conduct policy, NFL.com reports.
The NFL opted to appeal Watson's six-game suspension Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Cooper (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday after missing Tuesday's session, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.