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Myles Garrett reinstated by NFL, rejoins Browns' active roster


The NFL on Wednesday reinstated Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, effective immediately.

The decision came down just two days after Garrett, who was suspended indefinitely for his role in a late-game brawl between the Browns and Steelers, met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday at the league office in New York. Garrett's reinstatement will allow him to be with the team and participate in offseason workouts, which are slated to begin in early April.

"We welcome Myles back to our organization with open arms," said Browns EVP of Football Operations and General Manager Andrew Berry. "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 was suspended indefinitely Nov. 15, one day after he ripped off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph's helmet and hit him over the top of the head with it at the end of Cleveland's 21-7, Thursday Night Football victory at FirstEnergy Stadium. Garrett's appeal was denied, and he ultimately missed the final six games of the season.

Before the incident, Garrett was on his way to another Pro Bowl season. In 10 games, the former No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft amassed 10 sacks and forced two fumbles. Garrett's 30.5 sacks through three seasons are the most-ever by a Browns player during the first three years of their career.

Garrett, who is the player captain of the Waterboys program, is set to depart on a humanitarian trip next week to Tanzania. Waterboys is the cornerstone initiative of the Chris Long Foundation, which works to bring clean water to communities in need in East Africa.