Browns rookie Myles Garrett out several weeks with high ankle sprain

No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett has a high-ankle sprain, the Browns announced Thursday morning.

Pittsburgh has won the last four consecutive games and only two have been close.

Through suspensions and injuries, the Steelers' for the first time, in a long time, will be going into week one with all of their offensive stars.

Kessler started in April and the No. 1 QB before being replaced by Brock Osweiler after 9 training camp practices. The Browns' brief statement said an update on Garrett's status and progress will be provided "in a couple weeks".

As a result, the Steelers secondary for the 2017 opener bares scant resemblance to the once that took the field for the postseason in January 2016. However, he turned them all down because he wanted to play for Pittsburgh, who will be paying him $7 million this year.

Interestingly enough, the Browns could have drafted Roethlisberger back in 2004. It might surprise you to learn it wasn't a Landry Jones or Michael Vick game, but an all hands on deck Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown appearance that just ended in disaster. Big Ben toyed with retirement in the offseason, but is back and accompanied by one of the NFL's best offenses.

Then came practice, and a player rolled into Garrett's lower leg. I know they're always up for the challenge.

That same week, the Browns and Steelers made a trade sending wide receiver Sammie Coates to Cleveland in exchange for draft picks. It's one of the most hated phrases in all of sports. I'm not going to be alone in this. Expectations are muted for the Browns overall, but there is no better way to inject hope into an atrophying fanbase quite like beating the fellas in black and yellow.

"I was just looking forward to trying to get to the playoffs, trying to spread my career to play where I haven't played", Haden said. It is worth noting, however, that preseason performance has very little correlation with regular season outcomes.

"We believe that the guys that are in that group have all been coached the same, so we believe in the guys that are going to step up and filling that role that Joe had", Kirksey said. "I'll let you guys kick that nonsense around". Like Roethlisberger, Kizer, a second-round pick from Notre Dame, grew up in NW Ohio and is familiar with heated Steelers-Browns rivalry, calling it "as blue collar as it gets.".

"My bold prediction, I really feel like Myles can make the Pro Bowl his rookie year".

"I can't explain it, you're not prepared for it but you're excited", Wilcox said.

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