Defensive end Myles Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's NFL Draft, is expected to make his professional debut Sunday against the New York Jets.
Garrett practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday and is finally ready to take the field for Cleveland, which is off to an 0-4 start.
"Can he help? Yes," said Browns coach Hue Jackson after Thursday's practice. "He's a really good player. But we all have to play well."
Garrett was injured during a practice session on Sept. 6 when a teammate inadvertently fell on his ankle. He practiced for the first time since the incident on Sept. 29 but was held out of last week's 31-7 drubbing by Cincinnati.
Because of his lack of practice and game preparation, the 6-foot-4 1/2, 272-pound Garrett will likely be on a "pitch count" against the Jets, said Jackson.
Garrett collected 141 tackles (47 for loss), 31 sacks and forced seven fumbles during his three-year career at Texas A&M. He had 8.5 sacks last season despite dealing with a high-ankle sprain.