Garrett was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. After missing the previous two games due to COVID-19, the star defensive end is expected to return Week 13. The 24-year-old was leading the league in sacks prior to his illness and will serve as a strong asset to the Browns defense as the team takes on the Titans' impressive offense.
Coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that he expects Garrett (illness) to be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list this week, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports. Garrett has missed the team's last two games while on the reserve list. This is an encouraging development, and his contributions to the pass rush would help cover some of the blemishes of playing without No. 1 cornerback Denzel Ward (calf). Garrett was enjoying a monster season prior to his hiatus, recording 31 tackles, 9.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries through nine games.
Coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that Garrett (illness) won't return for the Week 12 matchup against Jacksonville, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Garrett will remain in the league's COVID-19 protocol through Week 12 because the protocol requires 10 days away from the team, and his first positive test appears to have been last Friday. The 24-year-old defensive end will eye a return Week 13 against the Titans. Porter Gustin is expected to start at defensive end until Garrett returns, but Adrian Clayborn should handle a considerable workload as well.
Garrett (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. He will miss Sunday's game against the Eagles. The 24-year-old didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday due to what was believed to be a non-COVID-19-related illness, but the Browns announced Friday that he has since tested positive for the virus. No high-risk close contacts were identified since he was away from the facility this week. Garrett will be unavailable until he clears the league's COVID-19 protocols, but for now, the Browns aren't ruling him out beyond Sunday's game against the Eagles. Porter Gustin and Adrian Clayborn should see more reps at defensive end during Garrett's absence.
Garrett (illness) did not practice Thursday, Scott Petrak of the Cleveland Chronicle-Telegram reports. Garrett has now missed two straight practices due to illness this week, but coach Kevin Stefanski has said that he's scheduled to return Friday, per Jake Trotter of ESPN.com. If Garrett is indeed able to retake the practice field prior to Sunday's game against the Eagles, it will bode well for his chances of suiting up.
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