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Suspended DE Myles Garrett returns to Browns’ facility

The NFL has granted suspended Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett access to his team’s facility, according to Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon-Journal.

Garrett is serving an indefinite suspension for hitting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet back in Week 11.

“In a time like this, you want to be around your brothers and you want to be around your teammates. This is like a family. So the more we can see him, the better,” said cornerback TJ Carrie. “I think the hardest thing is for players to be isolated in these situations because I think it gives them more time to think about the situations they’re in, which can lead to a downward spiral. So, man, I want to see him as much as possible.”

Carrie added that Garrett seems to be in “high spirits.”

In the 10 games he played this season, Garrett logged 29 tackles, 10 sacks and a couple of forced fumbles.

The 23-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Texas A&M, was originally selected by the Browns with the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

He played in 11 games during his rookie campaign, finishing with 31 tackles, seven sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Garrett then appeared in every contest last season, racking up 44 tackles, 13.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.

Cleveland was pegged by many as a Super Bowl contender going into the season, but it has fallen well short of expectations.

With just two weeks left to play, the Browns are 6-8.