The rookie outside linebacker will resume running Tuesday after being sidelined since mid-August with a bruised lung, coach Rob Chudzinski told reporters.
"He's doing better and he continues to be monitored," Chudzinski said. "We're looking forward to seeing (him run)."
Mingo isn't a candidate to be placed on injured reserve with the "designated to return" tag, according to Chudzinski, who refuses to offer a timeline for the pass rusher's return to practice.
We're keeping an eye on Mr. Mingo, along with the following Week 1 hopefuls:
Jordan -- the No. 3 overall pick in April's draft -- said last week that he wouldn't be shocked if he didn't play against the Browns, but Tuesday's progress is the most encouraging sign we've seen from the rookie.
Big Blue's offense has been uneven this preseason and needs a healthy Cruz to cover up for a defense that could bleed points this autumn.