Roger Goodell set to meet with Browns star Myles Garrett soon
Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett is still serving an indefinite suspension stemming from a Week 11 incident when he hit Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet, but a resolution may be coming soon.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will meet with Garrett sometime within the next 60 days to discuss his reinstatement into the league.
While Goodell would not elaborate on how he thinks the meeting will go, a league source said that the expectation is that Garrett will be reinstated.
Garrett, 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.
Injuries limited him to 11 games 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 season, the 24-year-old broke out, appearing in every contest and racking up 44 tackles, 13.5 sacks and three forced fumbles en route to a Pro Bowl selection.
Garrett appeared to be on his way to another Pro Bowl appearance this season, as he had totaled 29 tackles, 10 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles through 10 games before being suspended.
As a team, Cleveland was one of the biggest disappointments in the NFL in 2019, as it went just 6-10 and missed the playoffs in spite of entering the season with lofty expectations.
The Browns’ shoddy campaign resulted in the firings of head coach Freddie Kitchens and general manager John Dorsey.