Browns hoping NFL reinstates Myles Garrett for start of 2020
Cleveland Browns star pass rusher Myles Garrett was suspended indefinitely by the NFL for his role in the infamous fight mainly between him and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in Week 11.
In the incident, Garrett took off his helmet and swung it towards Rudolph, hitting him in the process. Steelers offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey and Browns defensive back Larry Ogunjobi also received brief suspensions for their actions.
Although Garrett was allowed back with the Browns for training camp in December, the team is hopeful that their star defensive lineman will be reinstated by the league by the start of next season.
Garrett will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss Garrett’s suspension, and the belief is that the former No. 1 overall pick will be back before the start of next season.
“Certainly, our hope is for Myles to be reinstated,” new Browns General Manager Andrew Berry said Wednesday per Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. “Obviously, I was part of drafting him here previously. Obviously, this fall he made a huge mistake, but we know who Myles is a person, and we look forward to welcoming him back.”
Garrett, who made the Pro Bowl in 2018 in only his second year, was once again off to a hot start to the season before his suspension.
In 10 games, the former Texas A&M star recorded 29 tackles, 18 quarterback hits, and 10.0 sacks. Garrett also forced two fumbles prior to his suspension.
The 6-foot-4, 272-pound edge rusher has accumulated an impressive 30.5 sacks in 37 career games for his career.