Cleveland Browns cornerback Troy Hill warms up before an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — With the season opener in Kansas City less than a week away, the Browns are as healthy as they have been all summer.

“That has been the plan all along is to make sure you’re sharp and you’re fresh,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said after Monday’s practice. “We had some guys working through some injuries and continue to do that, but that has kind of been the plan. Hopefully guys continue to progress.”

Nickelback Troy Hill, center JC Tretter and wide receiver Rashard Higgins returned to practice Monday at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus.

Hill and Tretter had missed time with undisclosed injuries in the buildup to the Aug. 29 preseason finale in Atlanta and were idle during the game. Then they sat out practices last week, when Higgins had a string of excused absences for the birth of his son.

Hill, Tretter and Higgins participated in individual drills during the portion of practice open to reporters.

Backup guard Michael Dunn (back) is the only player on the active roster who didn’t practice Monday. He rode a stationary bike beside the field during the open period of practice.

DE Ifeadi Odenigbo, from Minnesota Vikings to New York Giants (free agent)

Cleveland Browns finish filling practice squad by signing Ifeadi Odenigbo

The Browns announced they signed defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo, filling the 16th and final spot on their practice squad.

Odenigbo, 6-foot-3 and 258 pounds, started 15 games last season for the Minnesota Vikings and compiled 35 tackles, including 3½ sacks, and 15 quarterback hits. 

This is Odenigbo’s second tour with the Browns, who made him inactive in the first three games of the 2018 season. He entered the NFL in 2017 as a seventh-round draft pick of the Vikings from Northwestern University.

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