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K'Waun Williams cleared to practice

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns nickelback K'Waun Williams was cleared to practice Wednesday after missing the loss to Jacksonville with a concussion.

Williams was injured in the win against Pittsburgh, and had been playing very well for the Browns -- to the point he had passed first-round draft pick Justin Gilbert on the depth chart. Williams returned to practice Wednesday, though coach Mike Pettine would not commit to how much he would work in team drills. Pettine said Gilbert had a good game against Jacksonville, which means with Williams' return the secondary's status goes from a concern to a strength.

Others limited in practice include defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin, who got a second opinion on his injured ankle. He will not, though, need surgery, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.

Also limited or out are defensive lineman Phil Taylor (knee) and Billy Winn (quad) and wide receiver Rodney Smith (hamstring). Left tackle Joe Thomas was given his veteran's day off.