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AFC Notes: Browns, Jets, Texans

Browns

Browns HC Hue Jackson mentioned that Brown first-round CB Denzel Ward got some work with the first-team defense on Tuesday.

“Ward being out there is because he’s earning it,” Jackson said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “He’s working at it. He plays a position that we’ve been needing a guy to step up. We see him improving each and every day and doing the things that we’re asking. He needs to continue to do that to continue to be out there but we know he’s very talented. That’s why we drafted him. He’s displayed that since he’s been here.”

Jets

  • Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Jets OLB Jordan Jenkins is dealing with a shoulder injury that has kept him out of OTAs.
  • According to Mehta, Jenkins did some “light work” during Tuesday’s practice but did not participate in any team drills.
  • Jets HC Todd Bowles was unsure of whether Jenkins will be ready for the start of training camp in July: “We’ll see.
  • Bowles added that he does not think his shoulder injury is considered long term.

Texans

Texans DL Anthony Weaver expects DL Jadeveon Clowney, who underwent arthroscopic surgery this offseason, to be ready to go in late July when the team reports for the 2018 season.

“He feels really good,” Weaver said, via ESPN.com. “In talking to him this morning, he feels great. He’s building his strength back. His plan is obviously [to] be out there at training camp at full strength.

“He’s recently — and I’m talking about the past few weeks — it’s the best he’s felt. He’s very confident.

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