The Cleveland Browns designated cornerback Terrance Mitchell to return from injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday.
Mitchell started four games before fracturing his wrist in the second quarter of Cleveland's 45-42 overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 30. He underwent surgery on the wrist the day after the game.
The 26-year-old Mitchell returned to the practice field on Wednesday, but is not eligible to play until Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 9.
E.J. Gaines, who was Mitchell's replacement, is out for the season after sustaining a second concussion during a 37-21 setback to the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 4. The 26-year-old Gaines finished with 13 tackles and one interception.
Mitchell joined the Browns in March as an unrestricted free agent. He recorded 19 tackles, one interception, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery before being injured.
The 5-foot-11, 191-pound Mitchell spent the previous two seasons with the Chiefs, and he also played for the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears in 2015. He has 104 tackles, six interceptions, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 30 passes defensed in 34 career contests.
The Browns (3-6-1) visit the AFC North-rival Cincinnati Bengals (5-5) on Sunday (1 p.m. ET).