Browns’ Garrett practices, expected to play against Raiders

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett returned to practice after missing two days with an ankle injury and the Browns expect the NFL sacks leader to play Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Garrett tweaked his ankle last week in a win at Cincinnati and was held out of practice this week, mostly as a precaution because the Browns (5-2) do want to take any chances with their best defensive player.

Coach Kevin Stefanski believes Garrett will be able to handle his normal workload against the Raiders (3-3).

The Browns practiced indoors, so media members were unable to attend because of COVID-19 guidelines and were unable to gauge Garrett’s injury.

The No. 1 overall pick in 2017 leads the league with nine sacks and has made game-swinging plays in several of Cleveland’s victories. Garrett has taken his game up a level this season after being suspended for the final six games last year after he struck Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with a swung helmet.

Garrett was named the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Month in October.

While the Browns should have Garrett back, they’ll be without will be starting right guard Wyatt Teller and tight end Austin Hooper.

Teller will miss his third game with a calf injury, and Hooper will miss his second straight after having his appendix removed last week.

The Browns have a bye next week.