Report: Myles Garrett not expected to play against Bengals in Week 4

By Jesse Reed

The Cleveland Browns will once again reportedly be without first overall pick Myles Garrett, who is still recovering from an ankle injury.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, Garrett, who did practice on a limited basis on Thursday and Friday, will have to wait at least one more week for his NFL regular season debut. She reports the Browns will “err on the side of caution and give him another week of rest.”

Officially, Garrett is questionable, and the Browns have not ruled him out just yet for their upcoming game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

“We’re going to huddle with the medical team and the football staff and see what’s best,” said coach Hue Jackson.

At this point, erring on the side of caution is the right move. Garrett played through an ankle injury last year at Texas A&M but wasn’t as effective while doing so. The Browns aren’t going to be a playoff team this year, with or without him. So keeping the long road in focus is much more beneficial than trying to rush him back.

Cabot reports that “if all goes well” Garrett should probably get his first NFL start in Week 5 against the New York Jets.