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Benjamin Watson Injury: Browns TE Says He'll Be Ready For Opener

The Cleveland Browns were pretty poorly off when it came to injuries during the preseason, but they're slowly getting players back. Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports via Twitter that you can add tight end Benjamin Watson to that list. Ulrich reports that Watson said he'll be ready to play on Sunday.

Sunday, the Browns will open their season against the Philadelphia Eagles, which is certain to be a tough matchup. The Eagles are always a strong team, and the Browns have so much inexperience on the offense, getting Watson back would definitely be a positive. Brandon Weeden, Trent Richardson, Greg Little - those are all some really inexperienced guys, while Watson has played nine years in the NFL.

Watson missed most of training camp and didn't play a single snap in the preseason with an injured leg. There haven't been many updates on his status throughout the whole process and most assumed he'd be inactive for the first game of the season, so this is definitely good news if what he says is accurate.

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