General manager Andrew Berry of Cleveland met with the media on Wednesday after the NFL trade deadline to talk about the 3-5 Browns’ present situation. Top of the noteworthy things list: Regardless of how good Jacoby Brissett has played so far, Deshaun Watson will replace him as the starter in December when his suspension expires.
The first time Cleveland has committed to playing Watson when he becomes eligible to return on December 4 for a Week 13 game against the Texans, Berry reaffirmed Cleveland’s plans on Wednesday. Watson has been permitted to return to the club facilities during the week since October 10 as per the terms of his 11-game ban for breaching the league’s personal-conduct code. He is still not permitted to watch Browns games or participate in practices with the team.