Myles Garrett is officially back with the Cleveland Browns. The NFL reinstated the 2017 number one overall pick Wednesday morning.
Garrett missed the final six games of the 2019 season for using the helmet of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph as a weapon in the final seconds of the 21-7 victory on November 14.
Garrett and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met in New York this past Monday to discuss the opportunity for reinstatement. Two days later, the indefinite suspension has been lifted. Garrett can be a part of off season activities when they get under way later this year.
"We welcome Myles back to our organization with open arms."
Statement from Andrew Berry on Myles Garrett's reinstatement: pic.twitter.com/tWtLdGpup1
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) February 12, 2020
“We welcome Myles back to our organization with open arms,” Browns new general manager Andrew Berry said. “We know he is grateful to be reinstated, eager to put the past behind him and continue to evolve and grow as a leader. We look forward to having his strong positive presence back as a teammate, player and person in our community.”
$1,185,534.76: Total cost to Myles Garrett for his swing on Mason Rudolph, including lost pay and fine. pic.twitter.com/cpDQrrMWHo
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 12, 2020
In ten games played in 2019, Garrett recorded 20 tackles, ten sacks and two forced fumbles.