Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett tweaked his hamstring
There was a lot of news coming out of Berea on Friday, so it was easy to miss some of the headlines. One such topic that hasn’t made the rounds the way it normally would is the fact that Myles Garrett sat out the first practice for the Cleveland Browns.
Garrett, who recently signed a massive five-year extension, isn’t expected to be out long and was out primarily as a precaution.
The real letdown in this was the fact that rookie Jedrick Wills wasn’t tested the way the team would have liked him to be — as pointed out by Joshua Gunter and Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com who said Wills went against Chad Thomas instead.
"“Garrett tweaked a hamstring and sat out the session. Chad Thomas worked with the ones in his place, but moved over for some reps to the left side while Olivier Vernon worked on the right. It was also disappointing that Jedrick Wills Jr. didn’t get to go against Garrett in his first full day of practice.” —Gunter and Cabot, cleveland.com"
The Cleveland.com reporters did have a silver lining though as they said this really is probably best for Wills as he can work his way to Garrett — who is surely one of the best in the NFL. Throwing the No. 10 overall pick out there to try and block Garrett in his first practice while moving from the right to the left side would be akin to throwing him to the wolves.
As for Garrett, the injury really isn’t surprising. He was sidelined the final six games of the season due to a suspension which means he hasn’t been able to go full speed in a practice since Week 10 of the 2019 season.
However, there still has to be some concern for fans since hamstring injuries riddled their defense early last season as well. Both Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams missed time due to injuries to that muscle.
Still, Garrett isn’t expected to miss much practice time at all as fans can look forward to him starting his redemption tour in Week 1.