The play where Myles Garrett struck Mason Rudolph of the Pittsburgh Steelers with his own helmet will go down in infamy. But some seeing back at the Browns facilities is a great sign.
The former No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett has been granted access to the Cleveland Browns facilities to workout and get treatment with the training staff. This was first reported by Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal and was confirmed by NFL sources to Cleveland.com.
It’s important to note that Garrett is still not permitted to attend meetings or practices and he was never banned from interacting with teammates. But this is great news for Browns fans, Garrett is staying in shape while rehabbing an ankle injury he’s had since training camp.
Garrett is currently suspended indefinitely with no news about his status going into next season. The NFL letting him train on-site shows that they don’t believe he is a true threat to anyone around him, which they shouldn’t. This shows the league believes he can be rehabilitated.
This isn’t unheard of however, the same access was granted to him teammate Kareem Hunt and former teammate Antonio Callaway during their suspensions early this year.
The Browns need him back desperately, as his 10 sacks in just 10 games still lead the team. They have struggled to get any real pass rush since he has been suspended and have struggled against some bad teams.
Last week they were embarrassed by the slumping Arizona Cardinals and two weeks before lost to the Steelers and their third-string quarterback. The offense hasn’t been carrying their weight either but Garrett can cover some of those mistakes.
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But seeing Garrett at the Browns facility is an early Christmas present for fans, this likely means that he will be reinstated before the start of next season. Most of the optimism for this team lies in 2020 anyway so you can add this to the list.