The Cleveland Browns received a potential boost to their offensive line when rookie Drew Forbes returned to the practice field on Wednesday.
The team announced that Forbes will be designated to return off the injured reserve list and be eligible to play when the team faces the Buffalo Bills on November 10.
Forbes, Cleveland’s sixth-round pick this year out of Southeastern Missouri State suffered a knee injury during the final preseason game against the Chicago Bears and was placed on injured reserve on September 2. Per NFL rules, teams can designate two players from injured reserve to return in a season.
It’s unclear what the plan is for Forbes but seeing as those there is changes on the horizon to the offensive line, the fact that the team is activating him off injured reserve shows that they think he could help the issues up front in order to protect Baker Mayfield.
Forbes played tackle in college and was rotated at the guard position during training camp and preseason, positions that could be making changes as soon as this weekend’s matchup against the New England Patriots.
Left tackle and right guard have been rumored to be making switches with Justin McCray potentially replacing Greg Robinson at the left tackle position and Wyatt Teller potentially replacing Eric Kush at the right guard position. There have also been the ongoing trade rumors involving Washington’s Trent Williams and more recently New York’s Nate Solder.
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