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Report: Barkevious Mingo unlikely to play Week One

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Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo resumed running this week for the first time since bruising his lung against the Lions on August 15, but there may not be enough time left for him to rehab the injury before the first week of the regular season.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Mingo is “unlikely” to play against the Dolphins on September 8 because of the lung injury. He is, however, deemed probable to play in the team’s second game of the year against their AFC North rivals from Baltimore. Schefter’s colleague Ed Werder adds that Mingo’s scheduled for scans on his lung on Monday to help determine whether he’ll be able to get on the field.

While initial reports at the time of the injury indicated Mingo would miss a week or so, the Browns have not offered much of a timetable at all when it comes to Mingo’s return. Coach Rob Chudzinski said earlier this week that Mingo was doing better but that the team would wait and see how he progresses before making any plans about a full green light for the rookie.

Missing the first game of his first season certainly isn’t the way the Browns drew things up when they made Mingo the sixth overall pick in April, but the fact there’s been no hint that his absence would extend much beyond that game offers some reassurance that things will work out just fine in Cleveland.

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16 Responses to “Report: Barkevious Mingo unlikely to play Week One”
  1. floratiotime says: Aug 29, 2013 11:26 AM

    THE perfect dog pound name.

  2. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 29, 2013 11:27 AM

    I was so looking forward to hearing the TVanalyst say “Barkevious Mingo.”

  3. tannethrill says: Aug 29, 2013 11:35 AM

    After all this talk it could be Mingo absent week one and Jordan playing. Shocker.

  4. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Aug 29, 2013 11:41 AM

    Reassurance that things will work out fine in Cleveland, eh? Tell me more.

  5. audient says: Aug 29, 2013 11:45 AM

    Week Two is perfectly fine. Mingo will be back to help the Browns suckerpunch the Ratbirds in Week Two. Someone in scheduling thought it would be cute to put the Browns in Baltimore on their home opener so everyone in Cleveland could watch the thieving magpies celebrate their Super Bowl win and do their ring ceremony. How dare they rub that in the face of the Browns and their fans and the city of Cleveland. I’m calling it now: End of Week Two, Browns will be 2-0, Ratbirds will be 0-2, And then Gordon rejoins the Browns in Week Three, and then look out! Your rings are last year’s news, Ratbirds.

  6. sportnorcal says: Aug 29, 2013 12:03 PM

    Easily one of the coolest names in sports.

    Could have a post-football career as a porn star or magician with that name.

  7. drulz29 says: Aug 29, 2013 12:16 PM

    Bustavious Mingo… Horrible pick from the get go..

  8. isphet71 says: Aug 29, 2013 12:22 PM

    Mingo Like Candy.

  9. joemammy says: Aug 29, 2013 12:36 PM

    He’s a back-up linebacker. Miami and the Baltimorons need to wory about the Browns’ first-teamers…

    KeKe will get his chance to slap the Ravens around at a later date.

  10. j32645 says: Aug 29, 2013 12:49 PM

    hey audient…Really?? Im no Ravens fan at all but really? Browns have done absolutely nothing to show the are ready to play with the elite teams in the NFL, hell they will be lucky to be 6-10..new offensive scheme new defensive scheme and all I hear is the same old crap browns fan spew every year,,,come on maybe after a couple more good drafts then you can talk crap til then get used to being the AFC North red headed stepchild

  11. southernpatriots says: Aug 29, 2013 1:09 PM

    I am sorry our LSU Tiger, now a Brown is not going to be playing. His family confirmed it apparently is a deep lung bruise that is quite painful when he breaths. Mingo wanted to play but the team doctor will not allow it.

    Get well Barkevious and get back for Week 2, if possible.

    Your friends and fans will be watching!

  12. wringworm says: Aug 29, 2013 1:28 PM

    A Mingo stole my QB… a MINGO STOLE MY QB!!!

  13. overratedsteelerhater says: Aug 29, 2013 1:47 PM

    ravens got there RINGS weeks ago and the browns will be same as usaul 0-2.Browns have never even seen a ring and won’t for a long time!

  14. steelerconsensus says: Aug 29, 2013 2:15 PM

    Just another Cleveland bust.

  15. bensstinkyfingers says: Aug 29, 2013 8:01 PM

    Hope he takes his time to get 100% instead of playing at 75% all season. He will have plenty of time to knock the gravy out of Barrel Arse Ben and his likes in the future. Look for the browns to finish second in the AFC north this year behind the Bengals.

  16. audient says: Sep 6, 2013 9:34 AM

    j32645 says:
    Aug 29, 2013 12:49 PM
    hey audient…Really?? Im no Ravens fan at all but really?

    Ratbirds just gave up a franchise record 49 points and have started 0-1. So far my hopeful prediction is entirely possible.

    You want to be negative about your team before they even take one regular season snap, then why bother?

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