Myles Garrett continues to progress, records two sacks in Browns scrimmage
ESPN Staff Writer
CLEVELAND -- Myles Garrett was plenty noticeable in the Cleveland Browns' intrasquad scrimmage Friday night.
Garrett played both left and right defensive end and was officially credited with two sacks. Browns coach Hue Jackson told him it could have been four as officials hired to work the scrimmage gave quarterbacks a little leeway.
"I am going with whatever they call," Garrett said. "Coach said I had four. They blew [the whistle on] two so I am just going to go with two.”
Garrett did not face Joe Thomas because the first-team defense went against the backups Friday. That let Garrett out-muscle and out-quick more than one backup tackle. Two of the sacks came against rookie Roderick Johnson, with one on which he blew past and under Johnson.
On the next play, Garrett would have unloaded on the quarterback in a full-speed game, but he pulled off and Kevin Hogan completed a 35-yard pass. At normal speed, the play would have been a strip-sack and the ball easily could have been going the other way.
It was another good step in a series of recent good ones for the draft's first overall pick. Garrett, who suffered a foot injury during minicamp, got his first reps with the starters this week, and in every practice made one or two eye-opening plays.
"I am just getting my rhythm back, starting to feel good again," Garrett said. "It is not like I was feeling unhealthy. It was just getting back into the pace of things. Just seeing what I can do. "Testing some moves out and seeing how they work, testing my opponent and seeing what I can get away with and how I can be successful.”