Browns DE Myles Garrett is back after testing positive for COVID-19. But the star defensive end isn’t all the way “back” as he continues to deal with the effects of the virus. Garrett’s lungs still aren’t working the way they were before he was infected and he’s not sure when they will recover.
“I am not sure. I am just getting over a coughing fit from the locker room earlier,” Garrett said via the team website. “Taking those deep big breaths are tough right now with the shortness of breath and that turning into a cough or getting choked up. You just have to find a way. . . . Hopefully, if we make it to the playoffs, I can try to get myself to as close to 100 percent as possible.”
- Browns HC Kevin Stefanski said they’re aware of Garrett’s issues and are trying to manage that as much as possible: “We’ve been mindful of that. He’s battling through it. We’ll continue to be smart.” (Scott Petrak)
- Stefanski expects DT Sheldon Richardson to be okay after his neck injury, while G Wyatt Teller (ankle) is “unlikely” to play this week. (Tony Grossi)
- Richardson might not practice this week but his injury isn’t expected to be long-term. (Petrak)
- According to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, a few teams are looking again at Ravens DC Don Martindale as a head coaching candidate. He interviewed for the Giants opening last year.
- Ravens HC John Harbaugh said RB Mark Ingram is healthy enough to play and there were a few factors that went into making him a gameday inactive: “We’ve got a lot of good backs. We’ve got a lot of top-notch backs. His time is coming. There’s no doubt about that. We’ve talked about that.” (Jeff Zrebiec)
- The Texans announced that OL Tytus Howard will remain at an Indianapolis hospital overnight after being diagnosed with a concussion.
- Howard was able to return to Houston via jet on Monday. (Aaron Wilson)