Browns release first injury report for Week 1 vs. Steelers

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The Cleveland Browns released their first injury report of the regular season amid fears the defensive end Myles Garrett may miss multiple games.

The Cleveland Browns released their first injury report on Wednesday as they prepare for Sunday’s  season-opening game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Cleveland has 10 players on the list, according to the team’s website, with four key players listed as limited:

"Limited: left guard Joel Bitonio (knee), defensive end Myles Garrett (ankle), defensive end Nate Orchard (groin), defensive tackle Danny Shelton (knee), fullback Danny Vitale (ankle); Full: defensive tackle Caleb Brantley (finger), wide receiver Kenny Britt (knee), offensive lineman Marcus Martin (toe), tight end Randall Telfer (knee); Did not practice: left tackle Joe Thomas (knee)."

The biggest name on the list, of course, is Garrett, who left practice on Wednesday after injuring his left ankle. The Browns have not released any details about the injury, but Garrett is scheduled to undergo an MRI and the team is preparing for the worst, according to Mary Kay Cabot at

If Garrett can’t go on Sunday against the Steelers the Browns could be hurting. The team inexplicably released defensive end Tyrone Holmes over the weekend, leaving just three defensive ends on the roster. The Browns are set on one side with Emmanuel Ogbah and Carl Nassib, but are thin with just under-performing Orchard on the other side.

It is promising that Orchard return to practice on Wednesday after missing all but one game in the preseason, and head coach Hue Jackson is hoping that Orchard, Shelton and Bitonio can all go on Sunday against the Steelers, according to

"“We want to go through the week and see how it all works out. But it is good to have them all back out there today and working, and we will see where we are.”"

It is certainly not the way that Jackson and the team wanted to open preparations for their first game of the 2017 regular season, but the team is also no stranger to the concept of “next man up.”

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It would just be nice if they didn’t have to put that concept to the test so early in the season.