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.
Steelers’ All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell skipped the first day of minicamp yesterday. Bell is recovering from offseason groin surgery and has yet to sign his one-year tender after the Steelers placed a franchise tag on him in March. Coach Mike Tomlin called it a “waste of time” to discuss Bell’s absence.
The Browns acquired safety Calvin Pryor from the Jets for linebacker Demario Davis. Pryor was drafted 18th overall by New York in 2014.
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed long snapper Kameron Canaday and safety Daimion Stafford.
The Cleveland Browns signed linebacker Christian Kirksey to a four-year contract extension.
Steelers’ running back Le’Veon Bell donated $750,000 to his high school in Groveport, Ohio for new turf at its football stadium. The donation will also create “Bell’s Boys Initiatives,” a program designed to teach kids sportsmanship and leadership.
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 Steelers released tight end Ladarius Green and long snapper Greg Warren after both failed physicals. Green struggled to get healthy following offseason ankle surgery and spent the first half of last season on the physically unable to perform list. Green had 18 catches for 308 yards and a touchdown before suffering a concussion in December.
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.