Daily Dawg Tags: The outlook without Myles Garrett

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The Cleveland Browns will open the season without Myles Garrett after he suffered an ankle injury just days before Week 1.

We are now just two days away from the start of another Cleveland Browns season, and fans are hoping Friday has a bit less bad news than Thursday.

The Browns lost Myles Garrett to a high ankle sprain a day ago, while Calvin Pryor was released after fighting with Ricardo Louis in practice. It was quite the day.

Losing Pryor isn’t too big of a deal but losing Garrett is, and the Browns are back to being just average or even below-average on the defensive line with him out. That doesn’t mean a player like Nate Orchard or Carl Nassib can’t step up, but it sure is a crushing blow so close to the start of the season.

The good news is that Garrett isn’t expected to be out for too long, so there is always some optimism to hang onto, which Browns fans are used to doing after so many years of the same old stories.

We take a look at the Garrett news and more from around the NFL in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Myles Garrett out with high ankle sprain; Tyrone Holmes back in

"The Cleveland Browns will be without Myles Garrett for Sunday’s game after he injured his ankle in practice. How long he is out after remains in question."

Calvin Pryor let go after fight in practice

"The Cleveland Browns have released Calvin Pryor after a reported fight in practice just days before the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers."

Hue Jackson dismisses notion Myles Garrett is injury prone (PFT)

"Browns defensive end Myles Garrett will miss several weeks with a high right ankle sprain, his third lower-leg injury in 13 months."

Browns release Calvin Pryor after scuffle with teammate (ESPN)

"The Cleveland Browns released Calvin Pryor when the safety did not heed coach Hue Jackson’s order to walk away from a scuffle before practice on Thursday, according to a league source familiar with the incident."

NFL news:

Vontaze Burfict signs 3-year extension with Bengals (NFL.com)

"The Cincinnati Bengals are giving one of the centerpieces of their defense a new contract."

NFL Week 1: Staff predictions and picks (FanSided)

"It’s that time of year again, and the FanSided staff is getting after it with our Week 1 picks for the 2017 NFL season. Please, don’t bet with these."