New Browns VP of Player Personnel Glenn Cook spoke about the possibility of having DE Myles Garrett in a Browns jersey for years to come during a conference call on Thursday.
“Myles is a really good player,” Cook said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “Personally, I’d love to have him for as long as we can. Those are decisions that Andrew Berry, (Vice President of Football Operations) Kwesi (Adofo-Mensah) and ownership have to make. I can’t give you an update. I think Andrew will be the better person to speak on that, but I can tell you, as you probably know, we are really excited to have him on our team and hopefully, have him for a long time.”
The NFL has estimated that the cap could drop by $40 million or more per team next year depending on loss of revenue in 2020. This means that the Browns will have to play it safe if they hope to also pay QB Baker Mayfield and CB Denzel Ward.
“All of that goes into play when we’re talking about any of these moves that we’re looking to make, whether it’s extensions, signing free agents, possibly trades or even going into … 2021 and 2022,” Cook said. “It does somewhat change what our overall plan is and we actually initially did have some conversations around that just in terms of team planning – not specific to Myles – and just what that looks like given what COVID was saying in February, March or going into the next year. Yes, you do think about that with all the moves we make and all the decisions that may come into play now and into the season.”
- Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that the Browns have offered free agent DE Jadeveon Clowney more than anyone else on a multi-year deal and are very competitive on a one-year offer.
- Cabot mentions that Garrett stands to become the highest-paid defensive end in the NFL at about $25 million a year.
- According to Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun, Ravens C Matt Skura should be ready for training camp after passing the team’s conditioning test. Skura is coming off a season-ending knee injury that saw him suffer a torn ACL, MCL, and PCL.
Steelers DE Cameron Heyward said he would “love” to get an extension done with Pittsburgh, but he plans to be patient with the process.
“I would love for it get done, but obviously it hasn’t. It’s not really much more that I can go about with everything going on, I just have to be patient. Besides my contract, there’s a lot of other people who have to get signed, the rookies,” Heyward said, per Brooke Pryor.