The Browns will have one of their best offensive linemen back for Sunday’s playoff game against the Chiefs.
Cleveland activated left guard Joel Bitonio off the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday. Bitonio was placed on the list on Jan. 5 and missed the club’s playoff win over Pittsburgh last week.
Bitonio is the Browns’ longest-tenured active player, having been with the club since 2014. He was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl in 2020 and hasn’t missed a regular-season game since 2016.
As a corresponding roster move, the Browns waived safety Tedric Thompson.
Cleveland now has activated all players from its COVID-19 list after several missed last week’s win.