Browns say Myles Garrett reinstated by National Football League, rejoins active roster

Tanya Simon
February 13, 2020

Garrett was suspended indefinitely November 15, one day after he ripped off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph's helmet and hit him over the top of the head with it at the end of Cleveland's 21-7, Thursday Night Football victory at FirstEnergy Stadium.

The Cleveland Browns announced Wednesday that Myles Garrett has been reinstated by the National Football League and will be rejoining the Browns for the 2020 season. Since the suspension began immediately, Garrett missed the final six games of the season. He can participate in all of the Browns' offseason activities and that's a big relief as the team is undergoing another new start under coach Kevin Stefanski.

"We welcome Myles back to our organisation with open arms", said Browns general manager Andrew Berry.

Garrett responded with a meme from the shoot-em-up flick, "John Wick", in which Keanu Reaves" titular character says, "but now, yeah, I'm thinking, "I'm back'".

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The Browns, which said after the incident that Garrett still enjoyed the team's support, welcomed news of the return of their defensive stalwart.

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield welcomed his teammate back shortly after the reinstatement was announced.

Garrett ripped off Rudolph's helmet and as offensive lineman David DeCastro pushed Garrett away, Rudolph pursued the 2017 No. 1 draft pick. Tennessee's Albert Haynesworth was suspended five games for stomping on a player's helmet-less head in 2006. He finished with 10 sacks in 10 games.

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