The top overall pick in this year's draft will miss Sunday's opener against Pittsburgh and possibly a few more games after severely spraining his right ankle during practice. A teammate fell on the back of his leg during a drill Wednesday.
An MRI revealed the 6-foot-4, 275-pound Garrett has a high ankle sprain, an injury that typically takes several weeks to heal. His status will be updated in a couple of weeks, the team said. That means he will sit out against the
This is the second time Garrett already has been hurt as a pro, and those setbacks came after he was limited during his junior year at Texas A&M by a badly sprained left ankle.
Garrett sustained a lateral sprain to his left foot during minicamp while pressuring former Browns quarterback
Garrett had been pointing to the opener and promised to sack
"It's to make a difference," he said. "Making a difference whether it's a sack, TFL [tackle for loss] or just being disruptive, that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to take the opportunities that are given to me."
Also, the Browns released safety Calvin Pryor on Thursday shortly after he was involved in a fight with wide receiver Ricardo Louis.
Falcons’ Jones is ready to go
Jones had right foot surgery in March and took just eight snaps in one preseason game, but he's been practicing with no restraints for the last three weeks.
Jones ranked second in the NFL last year with 1,409 yards receiving. In 2015, he had the second-best season in league history with 136 catches for 1,871 yards receiving.
Coach Dan Quinn expects Jones to have no limitations with his foot against the Bears.
"We are definitely throwing long passes," Quinn said with a smile. "I guess what I'd be concerned about is if he didn't have practice time. That's a different story."