Hughlett was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Hughlett was held out of practice Wednesday as a precaution after apparent close contact with a player that tested positive. Now officially cleared, he's expected to assume his usual long-snapper role for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
The Browns placed Hughlett (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Hughlett hit the COVID-19 list as a high-risk close contact, as did Jack Conklin and Cody Parkey, so there's a chance he clears all requisite protocols in time to suit up against the Eagles on Sunday.
Hughlett signed a six-year contract with the Browns on Thursday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.
Hughlett's deal reportedly makes him the highest paid long snapper in the NFL, though the specifics of the contract have not been released. He has handled all of the team's long snapping duties for the past two years, and he's now locked up through the 2022 season.
Quarterback Brian Hoyer (shoulder) and cornerback Justin Gilbert, who is being disciplined, headline the inactives posted by the Browns for their Sunday game in Baltimore. Also hurt and out are defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) and tackle Ryan Seymour (hamstring).
A trio of healthy scratches include long snapper Charley Hughlett, offensive lineman Andrew McDonald and wideout Phil Bates.
The Browns made it official, placing rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel (hamstring) on injured reserve along with defensive lineman Ishmaa'ily Kitchen (leg). Cleveland activated defensive lineman John Hughes (knee) from short-term injured reserve and signed long snapper Charley Hughlett.
The Patriots have released tight end Xavier Grimble and long snapper Charley Hughlett, both of whom were recently signed to the practice squad.
The Jaguars waived receivers Kenny Shaw and Ramses Barden, guard Antoine Caldwell, linebackers Allen Bradford and Josh Hull, center Patrick Lewis, running back Harvey Unga, cornerback Mike Harris, long snapper Charley Hughlett and safety Joe Young.
They also waived/injured defensive tackle David Carter (knee).
The Patriots signed long snapper Charley Hughlett, a 2012 product of Central Florida who was formerly with the Cowboys.