BEREA, Ohio (WKBN) – The Cleveland Browns have activated rookie wide receiver David Bell and linebacker Anthony Walker off of the physically-unable-to-perform list.
The team has also activated wide receiver Javon Mims from the active/non-football illness list.
None of the three has practiced so far in training camp.
Bell was selected in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft out of Purdue. He caught 93 passes for 1,286 yards and six touchdowns last season for the Boilermakers.
Browns’ head coach Kevin Stefanski said on Saturday that he is not ruling Bell out for the preseason opener on Friday night in Jacksonville.
“He is really intelligent.” Stefanski said. “He had a nice spring for us. We have moved him around in the formation. He picked it up pretty quickly. We are excited about getting him back out here. Like anything, I want him to catch up real fast, and I know that he does, too. He is excited to be back out.”
Walker is a six-year NFL veteran, entering his second season in Cleveland. He tallied a team-high 113 tackles last season.
Wims has amassed 28 catches for 266 yards and two touchdowns in the NFL. The fourth-year veteran last played in the NFL in 2020 with the Chicago Bears.
“You have to be smart” Stefanski said. “Obviously, they are not going to come in and get a bunch of reps just because they are all working through their own injuries or what have you. We will be smart. I think you will see those guys in individual to start, maybe some on air-type drills and then eventually get them into team drills.”
The Browns will open the preseason Friday night at 7 p.m. in Jacksonville. The game will be televised live on WYTV-33.