Ito Smith (concussion) is practicing and returning kicks in a black non-contact jersey.
It appears that Ito Smith is still in the concussion protocol but practicing on Thursday is a good sign that he will be cleared soon. His presence would lower Devonta Freeman's upside against the Titans this week.
Browns QB Baker Mayfield underwent successful surgery on his torn labrum and will be out 4-6 months.
That timeline lines up with training camps starting, which could/could not be an issue for Mayfield if he takes the full expected amount of time to recover. Case Keenum should be kept as the Browns' backup QB.
Valdes-Scantling has been in-and-out of the lineup and the extra time has not helped his back issues. His health is important because it is unlikely that Randall Cobb plays a large chunk of this weekend's divisional game after having core muscle surgery.