The rookie outside linebacker resumed running Tuesday after being sidelined since mid-August with his lung injury. Coach Rob Chudzinski told reporters this week that Mingo isn't a candidate to be placed on injured reserve with the "designated to return" tag, but the team has issued no official timeline for the pass rusher's return.
In what little we saw of him, Mingo looked like a keeper during the preseason. He is athletic, with unusual burst and a knack for closing in on the quarterback. It's been years since the Browns generated fear in the hearts of AFC North signal-callers, but the linebacker was drafted to wreak havoc. He's got plenty of potential, but it remains on the shelf until further notice.