Cleveland Browns studs and duds from 2019 preseason opener
By Dan Justik
The Cleveland Browns opened their 2019 campaign Thursday night against the Redskins. Here’s a look at who stood out and who didn’t in the preseason opener.
The Cleveland Browns started their 2019 preseason schedule with a hot start, defeating the Washington Redskins 30-10.
The Browns played well on both sides of the ball and put together a strong overall performance. Although there were some mistakes, including a busted coverage allowing the only Washington touchdown and the offense fumbling twice inside the 10-yard line, it was a great way for the Browns to start their season.
From start to finish, the Browns were able to put points on the board, as well as keeping Washington from getting into scoring range. It would be hard for Freddie Kitchens to have his team play any better to start the 2019 campaign.
There were also several players who made plays for the Browns, as well as some who did not make the impact as hoped. Here’s the stud and duds from Cleveland’s preseason opener.
- Myles Garrett played sparingly, as did several of the Browns starters. But even with his limited time on the field, Garrett was noticeable. Working against a backup left tackle, Garrett was constantly in the backfield and showed off his quickness, helping him get right around the tackle to force a pressure.
- Rashard Higgins played more than some would have hoped he, and it was obvious why. Higgins was Cleveland’s best offensive playmaker in the first half, making several plays, including a touchdown grab during the only drive for the first-team offense. Higgins caught five receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown.