Renewing the Rivalry: Browns-Steelers Preview

Browns' top pick Garrett injures ankle during practice

Myles Garrett's National Football League debut for the Browns won't happen for weeks after the top overall pick in this year's draft sprained his right ankle during Wednesday's practice. Meanwhile, Nassib must pick up the slack with Myles Garrett, the top pick in the draft for the Browns, out with a high ankle sprain. However, over the last two seasons, he has struggled due to injuries, only playing 18 out of a possible 32 games.

Pittsburgh swept the season series from the Browns previous year, first winning in Cleveland 24-9, covering at -8, then at Heinz Field 27-24 in overtime. He suffered a lateral foot sprain during a June minicamp practice but was cleared by the start of camp.

Garrett may not get a chance to do that on Sunday - he left practice on Wednesday with an ankle injury. In addition to Haden helping the Steelers on the field and in the classroom this week, it hurts the Browns not to have him on their side to help cover Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. I don't know that Gregg Williams will necessarily change the gameplan or the rotation much, but the players who sub for Garrett will have to get pressure to keep getting reps.

"We have (outside linebacker and No. 1 pick) T.J".

The Steelers could end the game early if they get in the head of rookie Deshone Kizer. That includes playoff wins over the Browns in both 1994 and 2002.

Picking Up The Slack - With rookie defensive end Myles Garrett out Sunday, and for the foreseeable future, there are concerns about how the Browns can find a way to replace him. I know I can get up and go now, so that's not a thing I'm anxious about.

In November 2004, days before the 3-5 Browns hosted the 7-1 Steelers, defensive tackle Gerard Warren, Cleveland's 2001 first-round pick, explained his plan for slowing Roethlisberger, then a rookie.

A true sports rivalry can be more than just what score is when the final whistle blow.

Continuing last year's tradition I will continue to note whether or not the Browns are favored going into a given contest. "We will keep it within the family, move forward and we will work on winning".

Last year, Brown scored 12 receiving touchdowns for the Steelers which is one shy of his career high in that category. In order to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers you have to get Ben down.

"Obviously, we would like to have him out there, but again, as I said several times before with not just his situation, these things happen in football". "He's just another guy and I have to play it like it's just another game".

"The excitement, the attention to detail, sense of urgency, all those things are turned up a little bit", he said.

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