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NFL Notes: Browns, Cowboys, Rams, Texans

Browns

  • According to Mary Kay Cabot, Browns first-round DE Myles Garrett sustained a left foot injury during Wednesday’s practice but the extent of the injury is unknown at this point in time.
  • Browns HC Hue Jackson confirmed that Garrett injured his foot but he’s hoping he’ll be fine: “Obviously I’ll know more once we get inside, but I think it’s his foot, so we’ll see. I don’t know how it happened. Those things happen. Hopefully everything’s OK, and we’ll see once I get a chance to go inside.
  • As for the team’s starting quarterback, Jackson said that he would like to choose his starter prior to the first preseason game, but he won’t “if it’s not right.” (Mary Kay Cabot)

Cowboys

Cowboys WR Cole Beasley said the hamstring injury that has kept him out of offseason activities has bothered him since Week 10. However, Beasley adds that it is not a big concern.

It’s not concerning because I’ve been able to play through it. That makes me feel better about it,” Beasley said, via Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “I really don’t think my hamstring will pull. I can’t explain what it feels like, but if I go out there and run full speed it’s not going to just go. I played with it for six weeks and in the playoffs and did everything in workouts. Because it hasn’t gone away that’s why we haven’t done anything the past couple of weeks. I would love to play without it being there.”

Beasley said that after the catch is when his hamstring most affects him, but there is “nothing” surgery can do to help him.

I wouldn’t say it’s soreness. It tightens up when I overextend,” Beasley said. “As far as running routes, it doesn’t bother me at all. It’s really after I catch the ball and try to open up is where I feel it. It doesn’t hurt. There is nothing surgery can do for it.”

  • Cowboys OL Jonathan Cooper took first-team reps at left guard during Wednesday’s practice after appearing as a center at OTAs.
  • According to Todd Archer, the “feeling” is that Cooper has the “inside track” to start at left guard.

Rams

New Rams HC Sean McVay expects Tavon Austin to be a “big part” of their offense in 2017.

“I think we have ideas of the way that we want to utilize him,” McVay said, via Pro Football Talk. “I think he’s done a lot of great things on tape, but until you’re actually able to get out on the grass with him, watch him do some of the things that we’re asking him to do, it does make it a little bit more difficult. But we’re certainly projecting him to be a big part of our offense. How exactly we use him is to be determined, but we have discussed those things as a staff. We’ll get a chance to see that early on in training camp.”

Texans

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins endorsed Tom Savage as the team’s starting quarterback on Wednesday.

“I like his leadership,” said Hopkins, via Pro Football Talk. “From last year when he wasn’t playing on the field he was still showing the guys, telling us what we should do, helping us out like he was the starting quarterback. Now that he’s in that role it’s not surprising to anybody on this field that he deserves that role.

Hopkins added that Savage has “earned” the starting role due to the chemistry he has built in the locker room.

“He has earned it, not just from playing but from the chemistry he has built in the locker room with everybody,” Hopkins said of Savage.