With the way the dominoes were falling this morning, I could see this one coming: first, we heard that OT Zach Sterup was being released the same morning that DE Myles Garrett’s MRI results were due in. The natural assumption was that Garrett’s ankle injury would keep him out of this week’s game, spurring the need for additional depth on the line. Sure enough, that’s exactly what happened.
Garrett will miss several weeks with a high ankle sprain, so the team re-signed DE Tyrone Holmes. Holmes was with the club all of last season and was one of the team’s top-graded players by Pro Football Focus this preseason, albeit in reserve duty. He made the team’s initial 53-man roster before being waived after the club made several waiver claims.
The assumption was that Holmes would sign with Cleveland’s practice squad, but that didn’t happen. Now, we know why: according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Holmes was on his way to try out for the Jets and had other visits scheduled as well.
The team's depth at defensive end now includes Emmanuel Ogbah, Carl Nassib, Nate Orchard, and Holmes, heading into their Week 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.