Cleveland Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi returned to team practice on Tuesday, and most had him down as returning from a concussion. Massaquoi was taken out of the team's first preseason game on Friday on the first offensive play after taking a shot to the head. He was taken to the locker room immediately, and most had been saying "concussion" from the moment of collision.
That being said, Massaquoi himself refutes that statement, and says that he didn't suffer a concussion at all. The Chronicle-Telegram has the quote:
"I feel great, always felt great, never developed a symptom or anything," Massaquoi said. "Everything that was done was strictly precautionary because of the type of the hit, the way that the hit looked. So I'm excited just to play right now, and now we're gonna keep moving forward."
Massaquoi returned to full practice, which would certainly make it seem as though he didn't suffer a concussion. Usually, he'd be held out until shortly before the next game, at which point he'd have to take the concussion exam. It's no surprise that the Browns would be cautious based on how a hit has looked though, what with all of the drama a season ago with Colt McCoy taking a brutal hit and going back into the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Getting Massaquoi back is a definite plus for the Browns, who could certainly use his veteran presence on the field. Cleveland is set to run an offense built on a rookie quarterback in Brandon Weeden, a rookie running back in Trent Richardson, and a second-year receiver in Greg Little. That's an awful lot of inexperienced guys out there at once.