Deshaun Watson, the quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, participated in practice on Wednesday for the first time since the start of his 11-game ban for breaking the league’s personal-conduct code on August 30. Watson and quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who has started every game for Cleveland this season, will split practice repetitions equally, according to Browns head coach Kevin Stefanksi.
After the walkthrough on Wednesday, Stefanksi told the media, “Deshaun can practice today. It will be beneficial to have him practicing alongside his teammates.”
Watson had not been allowed to practice prior to this week, per the conditions of the agreement negotiated between the NFL Players Association and the league following an appeal of Watson’s first six-game ban. Beginning on October 10, Watson was able to take part in on-site rehabilitation with the medical team, meet with non-football employees, attend meetings, and have one-on-one sessions with certain coaches.