Steelers vs. Browns: Five reasons to be excited for AFC North opener


Steelers vs. Browns: Five reasons to be excited for AFC North opener

Cleveland Browns rookie defensive end Myles Garrett will be out several weeks with an ankle injury, the team announced Thursday.

Mary Kay Cabot of reports that it was a freak accident in practice that cause Garrett's high ankle sprain.

Coach Hue Jackson did not provide any specifics about the injury - or when it occurred - and would not speculate as to whether Garrett would be ready for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He suffered a left foot injury in minicamp with the Browns in June and had to wear a walking boot.

Both came across the same way they've been all training camp - respectful, humble, driven, motivated and eager to get into their first National Football League game.

The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Garrett was limited by a left ankle sprain past year at Texas A&M. The Browns' brief statement said an update on Garrett's status and progress will be provided "in a couple weeks".

For Kizer, the former Notre Dame starter who just might be the Browns' answer to a long-term solution at quarterback, the chance to match up against Roethlisberger is nearly too much to believe. However, he turned them all down because he wanted to play for Pittsburgh, who will be paying him $7 million this year. This could get ugly, but it'll still be an entertaining game to open up your day on Sunday. He is the next in a long (long, long, long) tradition of quarterbacks making their Browns debut in Week 1.

Hey, Ben: With Myles Garrett out this game and at least next week's against the Ravens, other pass-rushers will have to step up.

The Cleveland Browns had an abysmal 2016 season, going just 1-15 overall with a 4-12 record against the spread. Is Britt a one-year wonder or will continue to provide big plays and scoring chances?

"Yeah, we're going across his head, regardless of cost", Warren said at the time. "I'm going to take the opportunities that are given to me". The Steelers star and three-time All-Pro has 37 scores during the regular season since 2014.

It is an extremely high expectation for the Browns to stonewall the Steelers offense and come up with big plays against the young, emerging Steelers defense. "He's not the first or the last one to talk about trying to get me. The next man up may do something better than the guy he just replaced but not as good as the guy he just replaced".

"I can't explain it, you're not prepared for it but you're excited", Wilcox said. Two hours before the injury, he spoke to reporters about his plan to sack Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.



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