Although the Browns let go of Haden and got nothing in exchange, linebacker Christian Kirksey is confident the team has his replacement on hand. The Browns, mirroring my tradition, held up their end of the bargain by again being home underdogs to the Steelers this time by nine points.
While the Steelers could do without Sammie Coates, he immediately becomes the third best receiver on Cleveland's team. "I wish him all the best as he continues his career".
Garrett is going to miss the first few games of the season, but the Browns should count themselves lucky he didn't suffer a serious injury. "In order to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, we do have to get Ben down".
New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (74) stops Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) in the first half of a preseason game, August 21 in Cleveland. Pittsburgh should have a burr under its saddle this season to win a championship as it's doubtful Le'Veon Bell returns to the team next year and Ben Roethlisberger continually hints at retirement.
Cleveland coach Hue Jackson is confident in Kizer, and imagine the bump if the QB is somehow able to top Pittsburgh in his first start. Bryant brings deep-ball ability that was lacking in Pittsburgh a year ago, and that puts stress on an already questionable Browns secondary.
The move comes despite Burfict being suspended by the National Football League for the first three games this season for his egregious hit on Kansas City fullback Anthony Sherman in a preseason game.
McCullers will need to have a good year in 2017, though, because his rookie contract expires at the end of the season.
NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala then reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers were becoming one of the team's lobbying for the cornerback's services. Still, I think they should - and will - evaluate the shoes Garrett is wearing, his training regimen and whatever else they can do to prevent foot and ankle injuries for him because this is at least his fourth one since high school.
The Lions haven't had a 100-yard rusher in a game since 2013.
"We can't stick our toe in the water", Tomlin said. DeShone Kizer is going to be a great rookie quarterback, their receivers really aren't too bad, and Isiah Crowell is one of the most sound running backs in the league year after year. "He didn't play all of the snaps in the preseason either".
The Browns will also debut their new defense under coordinator Gregg Williams who they added in the offseason.
Despite that domination, Roethlisberger knows he can't look past the Browns.
Plus, it's an AFC North matchup and a game the Steelers know how to win.