AFC North Rumors: Garrett, Glenn, Steelers

While different accounts have surfaced about how the brawl started, the NFL has issued final rulings on the central cogs in the Browns-Steelers melee. One interesting fallout item: Myles Garrett‘s appeal being denied will leave him on his own for a while. The Browns are not permitted to communicate with the star defensive end during his suspension, Freddie Kitchens confirmed (via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, on Twitter). This sort of banishment is usually associated with players battling bans for off-field conduct, but Garrett’s case is certainly unique. This could prove interesting if the Browns make Kitchens a one-and-done coach. Garrett would not be permitted to discuss a new scheme with the team. With NFL appeals officer James Thrash denying the former No. 1 overall pick’s case at avoiding an indefinite suspension, Garrett must apply for reinstatement in the 2020 offseason.

Here is the latest from the AFC North:

  • Cordy Glenn will not only make his 2019 debut Sunday, but the Bengals are preparing to slot the eighth-year back in as their left tackle starter, Tyler Dragon of the Cincinnati Enquirer notes. This will be a pivotal stretch for Glenn, who battled a concussion for several weeks before a contentious period with the Bengals resulted in the 30-year-old lineman’s one-game suspension. The Bengals were ready to shift Glenn to left guard, making room for first-rounder Jonah Williams, but the latter’s offseason injury nixed that. Glenn, who will replace John Jerry at left tackle, has no guaranteed money left on his deal. The Bills extension he signed in 2016 runs through 2020, but the Bengals could save $9.25MM by releasing him next year.
  • A.J. Green will not join Glenn in uniform against the Steelers. The ninth-year wideout will miss his 11th game of the season and 15th straight. Green is looking at a missed season and is set to profile as one of the more interesting free agents in recent years. The 31-year-old receiver has not practice since Nov. 4.
  • The Steelers have officially ruled out JuJu Smith-Schuster out for Week 12, but the team did see quick progress from fellow wideout starter Diontae Johnson. The rookie cleared concussion protocol and is not listed on Pittsburgh’s injury report. He and James Washington will go into Cincinnati as Mason Rudolph‘s top targets.
  • Admitting the team gambled by not taking Lamar Jackson with its first 2018 draft pick, Ravens GM Eric DeCosta discussed the process that led them to draft the MVP candidate at No. 32 overall last year.
View Comments (8)
newest oldest

8 comments on “AFC North Rumors: Garrett, Glenn, Steelers

  1. kylewait89

    I will say it. As a Ravens fan I was upset they picked Jackson. I was wrong. I saw his throwing motion and said, this guy has so much work to do. But he’s done it. Not perfect but far and away better than he was when he entered into the draft.

    • joeshmoe11

      He seemed like an extremely high-upside project. No one could ever imagine he’d be this good this quickly. Speaking as a Bengals’ fan the division looks to run thru Baltimore for the foreseeable future.

      • kylewait89

        I will say we are a one game at a time team for now. A major issue we have is….still no consistent receiver. Brown and Boykin might be the future but we still have no consistency. Will matter in the postseason.

        • crosseyedlemon

          If you thought Lamar had bad pitching mechanics you should go to an Orioles game.

      • The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

        As somebody who really can’t stand the Ravens, I’d say they’re setting themselves up to rule the AFC North for the 2020’s. Pittsburgh is in rapid decline. Cincy is Cincy. And barring a major turnaround, Cleveland is Cleveland.

        Just add another big play receiver in BAL and get younger/stronger on defense and that team is scary.

  2. Whateverworks77

    I wonder what may happen if a certain season ticket holder (who sits in section 146) and was recording the final moments of game on his cell phone (with sound) would release the video/audio of the whole garrett/rudolph melee.

    1 – how much is it worth…cha ching $$$ to either rudolph or the nfl… and

    2 – how much bad publicity can the league take if the money isnt accepted and the video goes to you tube?

    • Dodgethis

      Why are we still pretending mason said anything racist? It’s clearly BS and the most common and misused excuse today. That said, mason was clearly the instigator in the event.

Leave a Reply