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Browns Get Update on Deshaun Watson Suspension Decision Timeline

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Cleveland Browns have received an update on the suspension decision timeline for Deshaun Watson.
The Cleveland Browns have received an update on the suspension decision timeline for Deshaun Watson. / (AP Photo/David Dermer)

The Cleveland Browns continue to wait on official word of Deshaun Watson's playing status for the 2022 season. The NFL appealed Watson's six-game suspension on Aug. 3, but no ruling has been handed down yet, prompting questions about what's holding things up.

It turns out settlement talks are ongoing between the NFL and NFL Players Association, with a decision potentially coming "soon," according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer.

Cabot reports "Watson’s camp is actively negotiating a settlement" and a deal would get him back "on the field this season."

Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports highlighted on Tuesday night that the longer designee Peter C. Harvey takes to make a decision, the "more it becomes possible" for the NFL and NFLPA to strike an agreement on Watson's discipline.

This uncertainty could be resolved in the coming days with negotiations taking place. It sounds like Watson may avoid a longer-term suspension after it was theorized he could miss the entire 2022 seasons. His camp has already offered to pay a larger monetary fine in exchange for fewer missed games, so that could be a key part to finding a middle ground in settlement talks.

With his 2022 status up in the air, Watson suited up for Cleveland in Week 1 of the preseason. He completed one of five passes for 7 yards.

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