Deshaun Watson, the Cleveland Browns’ suspended quarterback,
can begin practicing on Monday as part of his settlement with the NFL after he was accused of sexual misconduct by two dozen women when he played for Houston.
Watson, who was acquired by the Browns in a controversial trade in March,
was banned for 11 games in August for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
He agreed to the suspension, a $5 million fine and to undergo counseling and treatment.
He returned to the team last month, but the three-time Pro Bowler has been limited to attending meetings,
weight-room workouts and conditioning sessions with members of Cleveland’s training staff.
That changes on Monday, when he’ll be allowed to practice.
The Browns (3-5) play at Miami on Sunday and won’t have their next on-field workout until Wednesday when Watson,
who will be eligible to play on Dec. 4 — against Houston — can rejoin his teammates.
Josh Allen tests throwing elbow, listed as questionable
Bills quarterback Josh Allen tested his injured throwing elbow for the first time in practice this week,
and is listed as questionable to play against the Vikings on Sunday.
The Bills referred to Allen’s practice time as being limited,
which is still considered a step in the right direction since he sat out the first two sessions after hurting his right elbow in the final minutes of a loss to the Jets last weekend.
Speaking before practice, coach Sean McDermott expected the decision on Allen’s playing status to come down to game time.
“We are literally in an hour-to-hour situation here,” McDermott said. “
Just looking at how he’s going to progress through the day, and as he goes through these different tests, medically,
making sure that he’s able to check the boxes in a progression to where we can see if we can proceed through the course of the day here.”
Packers’ Eric Stokes likely out for season
Packers coach Matt LaFleur says cornerback Eric Stokes probably won’t play again this season after getting injured Sunday in a 15-9 loss at Detroit.
“It’s looking unlikely, but I don’t have an exact update for that,” LaFleur said.
Stokes, a 2021 first-round draft pick, hurt his ankle and knee in the loss at Detroit.
Packers outside linebacker Rashan Gary, who has a team-high six sacks,
suffered a season-ending knee injury in the same game.