Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett reportedly met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday to discuss the end of Garrett’s indefinite suspension.
The meeting, which took place at the league offices in New York City, was first reported by cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot:
The meeting was the next step in what should be Garrett’s inevitable reinstatement to the Browns after he was suspended for hitting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with his own helmet at the end of Cleveland’s Week 10 victory over Pittsburgh.
While there is still no set schedule for the league to make a ruling, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that everything should proceed smoothly as long as Garrett meets the league-mandated requirements, which include counseling:
The expectation is that #Browns pass-rusher Myles Garrett will be reinstated, sources have said, provided he completed the back end of all that was required — including counseling. No firm word from the NFL on when he’s officially back, though nothing is said to be coming today.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 10, 2020
In addition to the suspension, the NFL fined Garrett $45,623 and he lost an additional $1.14 million in salary for missing the final six games of the 2019 season.
While Garrett was not allowed to practice or attend team meetings during his suspension, in mid-December the league office allowed him to workout individually with the team’s medical and training staffs.
The Browns begin their off-season workouts on April 6 and it appears like it would be a major surprise if Garrett is not with the team by then.