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Need to Know: Rookie DL Myles Garrett limited with ankle injury

Rookie defensive end Myles Garrett suffered an ankle injury during Wednesday's practice and will be evaluated day to day leading up to Sunday's season opener against the Steelers.

The top overall pick wasn't able to finish the practice after going down with the injury, Browns coach Hue Jackson said.

"He didn't finish today so we will see where we are," Garrett said.

-- The Browns had better news on the injury front when it pertained to DL Danny Shelton (knee), OL Joel Bitonio (knee) and DE Nate Orchard (groin). All three participated in some fashion Wednesday and are in line to play Sunday.

"We want to go through the week and see how it all works out," Jackson said. "But it is good to have them all back out there today and working, and we will see where we are."

-- Jackson said he's liked what he's seen from rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer as he prepares for the first start of his NFL career.

Earlier in the day, Kizer expressed confidence while acknowledging Sunday's experience will be "surreal" and a "dream come true."

"He is handling it well. He is hiding it from me if he hasn't," Jackson said. "He has done a good job in his preparation, working at it every day and doing the things he needs to do. I can't tell you exactly how he is going to feel come Sunday, but he has done everything thus far that he needs to do to prepare for this football game."

-- The Browns went into their first big practice in preparation for the Steelers with four quarterbacks and will do the same Thursday.


"This week will tell the tale," Jackson said. "Today was the first practice. We have one more big practice. After that, hopefully, we will start moving in the direction we need to."

The Browns had three quarterbacks on the roster -- Kizer, Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan -- when they announced their 53-man roster Saturday and the group expanded Sunday after the team claimed former Ravens signal-caller Josh Woodrum off waivers.

-- Woodrum said Wednesday he was surprised to learn he'd been released by the Ravens and was poised to sign with their practice squad before he discovered he'd been claimed by the Browns.

It marked the second time Woodrum had been claimed off waivers since he entered the league last year.

"It is part of it," Woodrum said. "They have to make business decisions with their roster, and that is kind of what happened.

"It has been a tough journey, but it has just started so you have to keep going."

Woodrum has yet to take a snap during the regular season but is coming off a productive preseason with the Ravens, completing 25-of-36 passes (69.4 percent) for 321 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 115.6 passer rating.

He's been more than busy since he landed with the Browns and is doing everything he can to get up to speed.

"You just have to study. You have to prepare," Woodrum said. "I think that is one of my strongest attributes, just being prepared and getting ready to go, just coming in, studying the playbook and getting ready to roll."

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