The eleven-game suspension is over. The past is in the past. The book has been closed, but for the lingering civil litigation.

Deshaun Watson is back.

In six days, the Browns quarterback will play in his first real game since the final week of the 2020 regular season. Today, his suspension is entirely and completely over. He’s free and clear of any and all league discipline. He has complied with all requirements.

And now the Browns will finally get a return on the investment they made to get Watson. From draft picks surrendered to fully-guaranteed dollar committed to P.R. hit taken for embracing Watson despite the widespread off-field allegations of sexual misconduct, it’s time for the Browns to start getting something for the sacrifice they’ve made.