After rookie Myles Garrett missed the first four weeks of the season with an ankle sprain, he appears to be closing in on his NFL debut this Sunday against the Jets.
Garrett was selected first overall by the Browns this year, but has yet to play in a single regular-season game. However, he was limited in practice on Wednesday. Browns coach Hue Jackson believes the defensive end is taking positive steps in his return to game action.
"That's good,'' Jackson said Wednesday. "He did some good things today. We will just keep assessing everything after practice and see exactly where he is and see if we can get him back out there [Thursday]."
Garrett collected 141 total tackles (47 for a loss) and 31 sacks during his three-year career at Texas A&M. Jets head coach Todd Bowles admitted Wednesday during his press conference that it will be tough to prepare for Garrett.
"You don't," Bowles said. "You know he's a heck of a player. We're just going to try and do our job and slow him down a little bit.