NFL Hands Down Official Word on Deshaun Watson's Week 13 Status

Larry Rupp
NFL hands down official word on Deshaun Watson's Week 13 status.
NFL hands down official word on Deshaun Watson's Week 13 status. / AP Photos/David Richard

It's been a season to forget for Cleveland Browns fans as the team enters Week 12 on the outside of the playoff picture thanks to their 3-7 record. Sunday will likely be the last time quarterback Jacoby Brissett draws a start this year, though, as Deshaun Watson will officially be ruled eligible to play on Monday.

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The NFL has ruled that Watson has complied with the terms of an 11-game suspension that came as a result of violating the league's personal conduct policy. He was also fined $5 million and forced to undergo a mandatory treatment program.

Watson has yet to speak publicly since the suspension was handed down. He has been working out in the Browns' team facility and sitting in on team meetings since Oct. 10, though. The 27-year-old also returned to practice on Nov. 16 and has been working hard to shake off the rust.

Keep in mind Watson will join Baker Mayfield and Russell Wilson as quarterbacks to make their 2022 season debuts against the team they last played for. Cleveland will face the Houston Texans, who dealt Watson back in March in exchange for a trade package that included three first-round picks.

The Browns' Week 13 matchup against the Texans will be exactly 700 days since Watson last played in a regular season game. It'l also be his first action since signing a five-year, $230 million contract. FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds currently list Cleveland as a 6-point road favorite over Houston in Week 13.

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