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Browns' Suggs ready for return

Browns RB Lee Suggs was injured during practice a few days before the Browns' final exhibition game and is expected to practice this week.

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Browns running back Lee Suggs, inactive for Cleveland's first three games with a neck stinger, has been granted medical clearance to practice at full speed this week.

As long as there are no setbacks, the speedy second-year back from Virginia Tech expects to make his season debut Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

"I hope so," Suggs said.

So do the Browns (1-2), who are coming off a 27-10 loss on Sunday to the New York Giants. Cleveland's offense has struggled because of inconsistency and injuries, and Suggs thinks he can provide a much-needed spark.

"We need something in there," Suggs said. "Except for a few times in the second half (against New York), the offense really wasn't clicking."

Suggs was injured during practice a few days before the Browns' final exhibition game. The team expected Suggs to return much sooner, but he hasn't had enough strength to satisfy team doctors to let him play.

"I don't think you could be too cautious," he said. "I don't want to grow old and be unable to use my left arm. I have to trust the doctors. They know what they're doing a whole lot more than I do."

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