The Morning Call
Garrett out with COVID
Myles Garrett has been slowed down just when the Browns need him most. Cleveland’s dynamic star defensive end and the NFL’s leader in sacks will miss Sunday’s game against the Eagles — and maybe more — after testing positive for COVID-19, dealing the Browns a major blow as they try to end an 18-year playoff drought. “He is a good player,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Friday. “We know that. We do not want to be without him, but we are.” The Browns (6-3) won’t have Garrett against the Eagles and there’s no predicting when he’ll be back. According to league rules, a player who tests positive for coronavirus can’t return to the team until at least 10 days after the onset of symptoms, plus at least 24 hours after symptoms have passed. Garrett stayed home from practice on Wednesday and Thursday because he was showing symptoms. After facing the Eagles (3-5-1), the Browns will visit Jacksonville on Nov. 29. Stefanski said he wasn’t sure exactly when Garrett first began experiencing coronavirus symptoms.