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Barkevious Mingo's Status For Week 1 Uncertain

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Cleveland Browns LB Barkevious Mingo is improving from a bruised lung that had the rookie hospitalized for two days. Mingo is scheduled to have CT scans on Monday, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder, to determine his status for the season opener.

If Mingo can’t go to open the season, then the No. 6 overall pick would look to debut in Week 2. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter has been reporting that Mingo’s status is looking less likely for Week 1 than Week 2.

Mingo, who believes to have bruised his lung in an Aug. 15 preseason game against the Detroit Lions, has been working his way to get back on the field. Doctor’s orders have required the linebacker to not try to rush recovery, so no timetable has been put on the rookie’s return. On Tuesday, Mingo did some light running for a portion of the team’s practice.

Head coach Rob Chudzinski did confirm that the Browns would not place Mingo on the injured reserve list with a designated to return tag, which would force him to sit eight games.

The Browns wrap up its preseason Thursday night against the Chicago Bears.