Browns Fans Get Bad News on Myles Garrett Ahead of Week 11 Matchup With Eagles

Myles Garrett was placed on the COVID-19 list and will miss Week 11.
Myles Garrett was placed on the COVID-19 list and will miss Week 11. / Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns face a big game in Week 11, hosting the Philadelphia Eagles. While the Browns team is finally getting healthier and main producers back on the field, they were given bad news on Friday. Elite pass rusher Myles Garrett has been put on the reserve/COVID-19 list. This means he will miss the game on Sunday,

Given the league rules, Garrett will be out on Sunday whether or not he tests positive for COVID-19, since there has to be a waiting period.

We saw this on a larger level in the Week 9 Thursday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers. Due to the short week, there were many players that were still in the quarantine period, despite not testing positive for the virus.

Missing Garrett will be a big loss for this Browns team. Cleveland ranks above average in most pass defense categories, and this is due to the strength of their pass rush, which is led by Garrett.

In nine games, Garrett has totaled 14 quarterback hits and seven tackles for a loss. Garrett also leads the NFL in sacks (9.5) and forced fumbles (4). The Browns will need to be creative in order to get pressure to Carson Wentz.

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