SAN FRANCISCO — With his return from a left ankle injury limited to only three practices, rookie quarterback Ryan Tanenbaum isn’t expected to be a full participant in Week 3’s opener.
The Browns have been hesitant to put Tanneham out there since he suffered the injury in the second quarter of last Saturday night’s 23-20 win over the Detroit Lions.
The rookie’s status for Week 3 is uncertain.
But he didn’t play in Thursday’s practice, and Browns coach Mike Pettine said Sunday he wasn’t sure whether Tanneh’s ankle would be able to hold up through the final week.
“It could be a little bit of an issue.
We’re still learning how it’s going to feel,” Pettine told reporters after practice.
“It could feel like a little soreness, but that’s a small amount.
So we’ll just wait and see.”
Tanneh missed two preseason games after the first one with a sprained ankle.
He returned to practice Thursday but missed his third consecutive session with a left leg injury.
The Browns are hoping to be back on the field by Week 2.
The second-round pick out of Notre Dame completed only 4 of 13 passes for 54 yards in Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints, but he was impressive during Sunday’s practice.
He completed all 13 passes he was targeted, which included a 26-yard pass to Brandon Tate on a 1-yard play.
Tannehm also threw for a pair of touchdowns, including a 25-yarder to Darian Stewart on third-and-1.
Tannehm was benched during the preseason after the Browns’ last two games with injuries to quarterback Marcus Mariota and wide receiver Josh Gordon.