Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, the top overall pick in the NFL draft, injured his foot during practice yesterday. Coach Hue Jackson could not asses if the injury was serious.
The Browns acquired safety Calvin Pryor from the Jets for linebacker Demario Davis. Pryor was drafted 18th overall by New York in 2014.
The Cleveland Browns signed linebacker Christian Kirksey to a four-year contract extension.
The Browns hired former Colts general manager Ryan Grigson as senior personnel executive. Girgson was the GM responsible for trading a first-round pick to Cleveland for running back Trent Richardson.
The Browns added needed cornerback depth by agreeing to a two-year contract with free agent Jason McCourty.
McCourty played for the Titans the past eight seasons.
Cleveland lost fourth-round pick Howard Wilson to a fractured patella in minicamp.
The NFL denied Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon’s application for reinstatement. He can reapply for reinstatement in the fall. Gordon hasn’t played since 2014 because of suspensions for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
The Steelers open and close their season against the Browns. Pittsburgh hosts the champion Patriots in Week 15. Cleveland battles Minnesota in London in Week 8.
Browns’ VP Sashi Brown says the team will not trade for a veteran quarterback on draft weekend. The Browns, who have the top pick, also have the 12th pick. Cleveland has 11 picks in this year’s draft.
Sources say the Cleveland Browns have not made up their minds about who to select with the first overall pick in the NFL draft. The team’s decision appears to be between defensive end Myles Garrett and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
Browns’ coach Hue Jackson says the team will not trade the first overall pick in the draft. Jackson said the team is open to trading its second first-round pick (12th overall), and other picks to get help at quarterback.