Austin Hooper Remains Out Along With Others, Myles Garrett Gets A Day Off
The Cleveland Browns are almost to the bye week, a week that they desperately need for the team to get right and heal up for the second half of the season. Also, it is around the time that they should get star running back Nick Chubb back in the backfield.
Today for Cleveland the following players will not practice:
Austin Hooper (abdomen)
J.C. Tretter (knee)
Wyatt Teller (calf)
Myles Garrett (ankle)
Austin Hooper missed last week against the Cincinnati Bengals after having an emergency appendectomy. Hooper will likely return to 100% after the bye, so he will not have to be rushed back. Rookie Hunter Bryant has emerged in his place quickly, especially in the red zone. David Njoku is getting his chance as well, having a touchdown Sunday too.
Tretter is as tough as nails, simple. What looked like a bad injury at first against Cincinnati, Tretter was out there the very next drive. The center is likely to rest it majority of the week or all week, but i would be surprised if he missed Sunday’s game.
Wyatt Teller has missed the last couple of weeks with that calf injury, which sucks for the level he was playing at. The good thing is he has not had to rush back and will likely return after the bye week 100%. The pulling guard has been not nearly as effective with Teller out, the nice thing is Nick Chubb and Teller should return the same week - possibly.
Myles Garrett just sat out today for precautionary reasons. He is having an all-pro season and Cleveland obviously wants that to continue. Giving him a day off here and there will only help that cause. Garrett should practice this week and will no doubt be good to go on Sunday against Las Vegas.
Cleveland’s injury report is not as long as it once was, a sign that they are getting healthy, especially on defense. The bye week will even further help the cause.