The Browns' offensive line should get a lift in the middle this weekend.
Starting center Cameron Erving is expected to play against the Tennessee Titans after a full-go practice on Thursday afternoon, head coach Hue Jackson said.
"Cam is ready to go," Jackson said.
Erving, who suffered a bruised lung against Baltimore in Week 2, comes back to an offensive line that'll be without left guard Joel Bitonio (foot) indefinitely after already reshuffling itself in recent weeks
Jackson also made clear veteran left tackle Joe Thomas — who has yet to miss a snap in his nine-year career — will play Sunday despite limited participation the past two days of practice.
"He won't miss a down," Jackson said. "No question in my mind about that."
The Browns, however, will have to address the loss of Bitonio. Erving's return means John Greco will move back to right guard while Jackson said Alvin Bailey and recently-acquired Jonathan Cooper are candidates to take over at left guard.
"We will know more by the end of the week," he said, "but I feel good about the guys who are going to walk out there first. I do feel good about the starting line."
Erving earlier this week said he's eager to return to the field and isn't overly concerned about re-injuring himself against the Titans.
"(If) you go out there worrying, you're going to get hurt again," he said. "I'm going to go out there and be smart, but I'm going to make sure I get the work that I need to get in."