Nwosu will start at middle linebacker against the Broncos on Sunday, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Nwosu will draw the start with Denzel Perryman (knee) out for the year. The second-round rookie has recorded 16 tackles and 1.5 sacks so far this season, and will look to build upon that total as his snap count increases. Hayes Pullard will serve as Nwosu's backup.
Nwosu will start at outside linebacker against the Browns on Sunday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Jatavis Brown (groin) and Kyzir White (knee) are both inactive Sunday, prompting Nwosu to get the starting nod. Nwosu -- a 2018 second-round pick -- has eight tackles and a sack this season, but hasn't topped 19 defensive snaps in a game, which is likely to change at Cleveland.
Nwosu (knee) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Nwosu is still expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Seahawks. The rookie second-round pick had an excellent final season at USC, managing 9.5 sacks and 11.5 TFL. He has a legitimate shot at a starting role right out of camp, so this is a situation to monitor.
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