Cleveland quarterback Deshaun Watson remains on track to start Dec. 4 when his suspension ends, Browns general manager Andrew Berry said Wednesday.
Watson continues to serve an 11-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy by committing sexual assault on massage therapists, as defined by the NFL.
Watson can't begin practicing until Nov. 14. But he'll be eligible to play in Week 13, when the Browns travel to face his former team, the Houston Texans.
Since Oct. 10, Watson has been allowed to participate in team meetings, meet individually with coaches and work out at the Browns' training facility.
"It's been great to have him back in the building," Berry said. "He's been focused on working on himself, he's stayed in great shape, he's been a part of the meetings. He's done everything and more that's been asked of him. We'll be excited to have him when he can continue to ramp up football activities and get back on the practice field."
On Aug. 18, the NFL and NFL Players Association reached a settlement on Watson's 11-game suspension, after he was accused by more than two dozen women of sexual assault and inappropriate sexual misconduct during massage sessions.