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Myles Garrett, Joel Bitonio, Conklin Will Play on Thursday Night



Myles Garrett

The Cleveland Browns announced on Wednesday that All-Pro defensive end Myles Garrett will be good to go for Thursday night’s AFC North showdown against the Steelers in Cleveland.

If Myles Garrett was deemed unhealthy, it would have been disastrous for the Browns, as they already ruled out defensive ends Jadeveon Clowney (ankle) and Chase Winovich (hamstring). Instead, Garrett will likely have his chance to terrorize the Steelers once again.

With the Browns down two defensive ends, they’ll rely on rookies Alex Wright and Isaiah Thomas to fill in. Wright, who stands at 6-foot-7, 270 pounds, is expected to start in place of Clowney.

Steelers left tackle Dan Moore Jr. will have the task of blocking Garrett, a matchup that Tomlin highlighted during his press conference on Monday.

“It goes beyond just wishing Chuks (Okorafor) and Dan (Moore) good luck,” Tomlin said when talking about the Browns’ defensive ends.

The Browns will also have two starting offensive linemen active, as left guard Joel Bitonio (biceps) and right tackle Jack Conklin (knee) are expected to play.

Conklin will play in his first game since suffering a torn patellar tendon last November, which required surgery. The Browns have also ruled out tight end Jesse James (biceps).

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