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Reports: Browns DE Myles Garrett meets with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, reinstatement expected

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Posted at 2:56 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 19:05:44-05

CLEVELAND — After meeting with NFL representatives Monday, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is expected to reinstated, according to News 5 media partner Akron Beacon Journal.

Garrett met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Monday about his reinstatement, the report said.

During an on-field brawl during the Browns-Steelers game in November, Garrett ripped the helmet off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and swung it at him, hitting him in the head. The NFL indefinitely suspended Garrett for his action, putting him out for the last six games of the season.

While there is no timetable for Garrett’s return, NFL reps said shortly after the suspension was issued that they did not expect Garrett to miss any games this season, granted he has completed all of the stipulations that were required of him, including counseling, according to NFL’s Ian Rapoport.

Garrett’s suspension ended the 24-year-old’s season and was a major blow for the Browns. They went 2-4 in the final six games without their sacks leader and finished 6-10.

Once Garrett is cleared, he’ll be able to take part in the Browns’ offseason program under new coach Kevin Stefanski. Garrett was allowed back at the Browns’ facility toward the end of the season to rehab an injury.

The No. 1 overall pick in 2017, Garrett has had an exemplary record since joining the league, and his actions toward Rudolph were uncharacteristic. He appealed his suspension, but it was upheld by independent officer James Thrash despite Garrett’s allegation that Rudolph used a racial slur.

Garrett’s attack on Rudolph came after the two wrestled on the field as the Browns were closing out a rare win over their AFC North rival, and it touched off a brawl involving several other players.

Steelers guard Maurkice Pouncey received a three-game suspension — it was later reduced to two — for hitting and kicking Garrett, and Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi got a one-game ban for shoving a helmet-less Rudolph to the ground.

The league also fined the Browns and Steelers $250,000 apiece and handed out penalties to players for leaving the bench area and coming onto the field.

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BROWNS 2019 SEASON RESULTS

Preseason

WEEK 1 · Thu 08/08 · Browns 30, Redskins 10 (1-0)

WEEK 2 · Sat 08/17 · Browns 21, Colts 18 (2-0)

WEEK 3 · Fri 08/23 · Buccaneers 13, Browns 12 (2-1)

WEEK 4 · Thu 08/29 · Browns 20, Lions 16 (3-1)

Regular Season

WEEK 1 · Sun 09/08 · Titans 43, Browns 13 (0-1)

WEEK 2 · Mon 09/16 · Browns 23, Jets 3 (1-1)

WEEK 3 · Sun 09/22 · Rams 20, Browns 13 (1-2)

WEEK 4 · Sun 09/29 · Browns 40, Ravens 25 (2-2)

WEEK 5 · Mon 10/07 · 49ers 31, Browns 3 (2-3)

WEEK 6 · Sun 10/13 · Seahawks 32, Browns 28 (2-4)

WEEK 7 Bye

WEEK 8 · Sun 10/27 · Patriots 27, Browns 13 (2-5)

WEEK 9 · Sun 11/03 · Broncos 24, Browns 19 (2-6)

WEEK 10 · Sun 11/10 · Browns 19, Bills 16 (3-6)

WEEK 11 · Thu 11/14 · Browns 21, Steelers 7 (4-6)

WEEK 12 · Sun 11/24 · Browns 41, Dolphins 24 (5-6)

WEEK 13 · Sun 12/01 · Steelers 20, Browns 13 (5-7)

WEEK 14 · Sun 12/08 · Browns 27, Bengals 19 (6-7)

WEEK 15 · Sun 12/15 · Cardinals 38, Browns 24 (6-8)

WEEK 16 · Sun 12/22 · Ravens 31, Browns 15 (6-9)

WEEK 17 · Sun 12/29 · Bengals 33, Browns 23 (6-10)