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NFL Notes: Browns, Ravens, Seahawks

Browns

Browns Pro Bowl LT Joe Thomas had some high praise for No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett.

“He’s got an athleticism, an ability to bend and run that few players in the NFL have,” Thomas said of Garrett, via ESPN.com. “And the way he works at it, the way he analyzes his game after every practice, the way he studies, it’s easy to understand why he was the consensus No. 1 pick.”

Thomas believes could end up being one of the game’s best pass rushers in the coming years along with Dwight FreeneyDeMarcus Ware, Kahlil Mack and Terrell Suggs, who Thomas listed as the best rushers he’s gone against.

“Certainly Myles has the talent to be in that category of player,” Thomas said. “But obviously as a rookie he’s got a lot of things to learn. He’s got to polish his game before he’s going to be on that level. But certainly when you look at God-given ability and potential, there’s no reason he can’t be an elite pass-rusher.

  • According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns second-round QB DeShone Kizer “won the first week of training camp,” and has “moved closer to being named the starter for the preseason opener.”
  • Cabot adds that the quarterback competition is “not even close” right now with Kizer being the clear winner of the first week of training camp.
  • In fact, Cabot says that if he keeps playing at this level, “it will soon be Kizer’s job to lose.”

Ravens

  • The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday that they’ve signed C Derrick Nelson and placed C Brandon Kublanow on waivers.

Seahawks

  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that neither the Seahawks nor the agency for RB Eddie Lacy will respond to a request whether he weighed in at 250 pounds or less this week, which would have triggered another $55,000 bonus.
  • Lacy’s contract will call for him to be 245 pounds by September and remain at that weight or lower for the duration of the season in order to collect the final $220,000 of his deal.