Report: Myles Garrett meets with NFL about reinstatement from suspension
Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell regarding his reinstatement from his indefinite suspension, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
There is no timetable just yet, although Ian Rapoport of NFL Network notes that the expectation is that Garrett will be reinstated provided that he completed all of the conditions required, including counseling.
Garrett was suspended back in November following an incident in the Browns’ Week 11 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in which Garrett hit Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet.
In the 10 games that Garrett played in 2019, the pass rusher logged 29 tackles, 10 sacks and a couple of forced fumbles and appeared to be on his way to a second straight Pro Bowl selection had he not been banned.
The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Texas A&M, was originally selected by Cleveland with the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Injuries limited him to just 11 contests during his rookie campaign, but when he was on the field, he was impressive, registering 31 tackles, seven sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
The following year, Garrett broke out, participating in every game and racking up 44 tackles, 13.5 sacks and three forced fumbles en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.
The Browns were expected by many to be Super Bowl contenders heading into this past season, but instead, Cleveland won just six games and missed the playoffs entirely, resulting in the firings of head coach Freddie Kitchens and general manager John Dorsey.