#Browns QB Deshaun Watson is in the building and expected to practice today, per source.
Players suspended less than a year are generally permitted to participate in all activities through the preseason.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 1, 2022
While news of the 6-game suspension handed down by Judge Sue L. Robinson to Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson reverbiates around the NFL, it would seem all systems are go for the Browns in regards to training camp. As NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero noted, Watson missing less than a full season would indicate he is allowed to participate in all team activities, including preseason games, before his suspension begins — the weekend before the start of Week 1 in the NFL (Sept. 4-5).
Not that the Browns should be expected to roll Watson out for significant preseason work. It would seem wiser to prep starter Jacoby Brissett as much as possible, along with identifying their backup in Watson’s absence, which is thought to be Josh Rosen so far early in camp.
The Browns are at Jacksonville for their preseason opener Aug. 12, and host the Eagles (Aug. 21) and the Bears (Aug. 27) before their season-opener at Carolina (Sept. 11).