Browns Rumors: Myles Garrett Likely to Be Reinstated After Roger Goodell Meeting

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJanuary 29, 2020

The Cleveland Browns Myles Garrett leaves an office building in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The Browns star defensive end is asking the NFL to decrease his indefinite suspension. Garrett was banned last week for the rest of the regular season and playoffs for striking Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph with a helmet. Garrett is appealing the decision and his case is being heard Wednesday in New York by a league-appointed officer who will either lessen the penalty or put a definitive number of games on it. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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Suspended Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett will meet with commissioner Roger Goodell within the next 60 days, with the expectation that he will be reinstated following the meeting, according to Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot.

Goodell confirmed Wednesday that the two will sit down soon, though Garrett's reinstatement will be contingent on how the meeting goes. 

Garrett received an indefinite suspension for hitting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his helmet during a fight in their Week 11 matchup. The suspension cost Garrett the final six games of the regular season, but it was long expected his ban would not last into the 2020 season.

Garrett has kept his public comments to a minimum since the suspension. In a Jan. 1 Instagram post, he wrote, "Make the most of what you have and strive to be better in every aspect of your life. Good or bad, it all shall pass."

Baker Mayfield, who sat with Garrett earlier this month at UFC 246, said the defensive end is "in a good place."

"I sat next to him during the fight, he's good, man," Mayfield told TMZ Sports. "He's in a good place right now, which is good for us as a team."

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Heading into his fourth NFL season, Garrett is one of the best young pass rushers in football. He recorded 29 tackles and 10 sacks before his suspension and was well on his way to a second consecutive Pro Bowl berth. 

The Browns enter 2020 looking to rebound from a disappointing 6-10 campaign that led to the dismissal of head coach Freddie Kitchens and general manager John Dorsey. Getting Garrett back to fortify the pass rush will be an important first step.