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Mingo practices, but status for opener in doubt

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For the first time since suffering a bruised lung on Aug. 15, Cleveland Browns rookie linebacker Barkevious Mingo practiced on Monday.

Although he was limited in practice, the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Mingo sprinted around cones and participated in pass-coverage drills.

His status for the Browns' opener against the visiting Miami Dolphins on Sunday remains unclear.

A Browns spokesman said the No. 6 overall pick in this year's draft was limited on Monday, meaning he probably sat out 11-on-11s. Mingo looked sharp and fluid making cuts and catching passes in linebacker drills.

Mingo suffered the contusion against the Detroit Lions. He experienced shortness of breath and spit up blood, and spent two nights in the hospital.

How he suffered the injury remains a mystery. He was not hit hard on the chest nor did he break a rib.
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