The Browns on Wednesday designated defensive back Terrance Mitchell to return from injured reserve.
Mitchell, who started four games before going down with a fractured wrist in Cleveland's Week 4 loss to the Raiders, returned to the practice field Wednesday. Per league rules, he must miss two more games, making him eligible to return for the Browns' Week 14 game against the Panthers.
Mitchell is the first Browns player to be designated to return from injured reserve this season. Each team is allowed a maximum of two.
Mitchell, who joined the Browns in March as an unrestricted free agent, rose the ranks and landed a starting job midway through training camp. He recorded 19 tackles, one interception, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery before going down with the injury. He was initially replaced in the starting lineup by E.J. Gaines, who has since been lost for the season after multiple concussions.