The NFL upheld the one-game suspension it handed down to the third-year Cleveland defensive tackle. Ogunjobi was suspended for his role in the game-ending melee against the Steelers, which featured him shoving Mason Rudolph to the ground after the quarterback and Garrett got into it.
The verdicts on Garrett and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will not emerge until later this week, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Garrett received an indefinite suspension that is expected to end his season, while Pouncey is slated to be out three games for his role in the fight. The league did rescind Ogunjobi’s $10K fine, however.
While Garrett’s absence will overshadow it, the loss of Ogunjobi will certainly affect the Browns. The ex-Day 3 pick has five sacks, a half-sack shy of his career high. He dropped Rudolph during last week’s game.
With Garrett and Ogunjobi sidelined, it’s possible the Browns have just one defensive line starter available Sunday. Olivier Vernon missed the past two games with a knee injury. A third straight absence would leave only Sheldon Richardson in place up front.
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