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Browns DL Myles Garrett, OL Joel Bitonio named 2nd-team All-Pros

Two Browns captains were considered to be among the best at their respective positions in 2018.

Second-year pass rusher Myles Garrett and veteran offensive guard Joel Bitonio were named Friday to the Associated Press' All-Pro second team. It marks the first All-Pro inclusion for a Browns player since 2015, when Joe Thomas made the All-Pro first team.

Garrett, the former No. 1 pick, finished seventh in the NFL with 13.5 sacks. That total was just shy of the Browns' single-season record, but Garrett is all alone with the most sacks (20.5) for Browns in their first two NFL seasons.

"13.5 is all right," Garrett said. "I had a couple of TFLs to go along with it. It is a good year. It Was not great. It was not bad. Right there in the middle."

Bitonio didn't miss a snap while playing a key role on a Browns offensive line that got better as the season progressed. He was part of a group that allowed just five sacks during the second half of the season -- a stretch that included five games in which the Browns didn't surrender a single sack.

"He sets an example every day even behind the scenes outside of his play – somewhat of a calming effect on people being able to talk to somebody that has as much experience as we have," Browns coach Gregg Williams said last month. "We don't have a ton of experience in the room in there so he has been a good voice, but the voice is only listened to when the example is set. He is a captain so that must have been something for people to vote that much for him and then he sets an example every day on how he prepares, how he practices and how he plays. That is good."