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Sto­ry­line of the week

Smiles for Myles: DE Myles Gar­rett, the 2017 No. 1 over­all pick, had two sacks, in­clud­ing a safety, in a 5-0 win against the Eagles. Gar­rett dom­i­nated Philadel­phia’s block­ers, rushed sev­eral throws and cre­ated havoc. He has been out­stand­ing through­out train­ing camp and the pre­sea­son, fi­nally healthy and hun­gry to join the league’s elite at his po­si­tion. With DE Em­manuel Og­bah play­ing well on the other side, the Browns could have one of the top pass­rush­ing com­bi­na­tions in 2018.

Rookie watch

LB Ge­nard Avery made a splash against the Eagles. The fifth-rounder from Mem­phis recorded a strip sack of QB Nick Foles and showed the abil­ity to be dis­rup­tive from the edge. Avery has thrived as a pass rusher in the pre­sea­son, of­ten play­ing as a rush end more than an off-ball line­backer. He did suf­fer a hip in­jury in the game and might be kept out through the reg­u­lar-sea­son opener Sept. 9.

Jeff Ris­don, Browns Wire

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