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Browns activate G Pinkston, waive OL Butler

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- The Cleveland Browns have activated guard Jason Pinkston from the injured reserve/designated-for-return list and waived offensive lineman Rashad Butler.

Pinkston has been sidelined all season after sustaining a high ankle sprain in an Aug. 15 exhibition against Detroit. The Browns placed him on the short-term injured reserve list, which allows teams to bring back a player after eight weeks.

It's been a hard road back for Pinkston. He started 16 games as a rookie in 2011, but had a life-threatening health scare last season when he developed blood clots in his lungs.

There was no guarantee Pinkston would be able to play again, but the former fifth-round draft pick worked his way back and was battling for a starting job when he got hurt against the Lions.

Pinkston tweeted that it was great to be back but called it ''bittersweet'' because Butler was released.

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