Browns, agents explain Jason Pinkston has “not been medically cleared”

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On Sunday, no one would say anything about the absence of Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston from training camp.  On Monday, the team and Pinkston’s agents issued a brief, two-sentence statement on the situation.

“Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston has not been medically cleared to participate in football activities,” the Browns and agents Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod said.  “The team has been in communication with Jason and his representatives and will respect their wishes to not provide any further details at this time.”

The situation sparked plenty of speculation that Pinkston is holding out, given that Schwartz & Feinsod have a reputation for holding out their clients.  That’s apparently not the case, but the absence of complete information invites all sorts of additional guesswork.