Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is officially back after the NFL reinstated Garrett on Wednesday.
The news was announced by the Browns and the team wasted no time in adding Garrett back to the active roster:
General manager Andrew Berry welcomed Garrett’s return in a statement released by the Browns:
“We welcome Myles back to our organization with open arms. We know he is grateful to be reinstated, eager to put the past behind him and continue to evolve and grow as a leader. We look forward to having his strong positive presence back as a teammate, player and person in our community.”
Garrett missed the final six games of the 2019 season after receiving an indefinite suspension 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.
Even though the league subsequently denied Garrett’s appeal of the suspension, in mid-December the league allowed Garrett to resume individual workouts with the team’s medical and training staffs, a sign that his suspension would not carry over into this season.
Garrett met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday to discuss the next steps toward being reinstated, and Goodell obviously liked what he heard from Garrett.
Garrett is now free to once again terrorize opposing quarterbacks, but before he does that he has some important humanitarian work to take care of, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Myles Garrett's reinstatement is effective immediately. But for now he has other plans. Garrett is captain of the NFL's Waterboys program, which works to bring clean water to communities in need in East Africa. He is is set to depart on a humanitarian trip next week to Tanzania.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 12, 2020
The Browns begin their off-season workouts on April 6 today’s news means that Garrett should be back in the building with the team.