Aug 8, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Barkevious Mingo (51) against the St. Louis Rams during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Brown's Barkevious Mingo returns to practice

Cleveland Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo returned to practice on Monday in his first action since he suffered a punctured lung back on August 15th.

The 6th overall selection in the 2013 draft, Mingo participated in individual drills that involved sprint exercises and pass catching drills, according to the Akron Beacon-Journal. He was injured in the Browns preseason game against the Detroit Lions and reportedly coughed up blood and had difficulty breathing. He was taken to the Cleveland Clinic and spent two nights in the hospital before being released.

The 6’4, 240 pound lineman from LSU figures to be a huge part of the Browns defensive plans this year. In his final year with LSU he finished with 38 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

While the Browns don’t expect Mingo to be ready for the season opener against the Miami Dolphins, ESPN reported he’s probable for a week 2 contest against the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.

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