CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Browns activated cornerback Terrance Mitchell from injured reserve, the team announced on Saturday. Tight end Pharaoh Brown was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury to make room on the 53-man roster. Mitchell won a starting cornerback job in training camp and his ability to force turnovers became a staple for the Browns’ defense in the early part of the season. He forced two fumbles against New Orleans and had an interception against the Jets. Mitchell broke his wrist in Week 4 breaking up a pass intended for Oakland wide receiver Jordy Nelson. The secondary needed this boost. Rookie cornerback Denzel Ward remains in the league’s concussion protocol. They have also lost Mitchell’s replacement, E.J. Gaines, after he suffered his second concussion of the season and is out for the year. Ward’s replacement, Phillip Gaines, is questionable for Sunday with a knee injury. Teams are permitted to bring two players back from injured reserve. The players are allowed to return to practice after six weeks and must miss eight games. Mitchell is the first player the Browns have designated to return this season.