Browns notes: Myles Garrett doesn’t see quit in Jamie Collins or the team

Starting left tackle to be game time decision according to Gregg Williams

Daryl Ruiter
November 09, 2018 - 3:55 pm

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Berea, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Videos of Jamie Collins going viral on social media has become a thing during the last two games leading fans to criticise the effort from the veteran linebacker.

Interim head coach Gregg Williams defended Collins this week and explained how injuries have forced him not only to do more on plays but also essentially sefve as the quarterback of the defense. Williams also revealed that Collins has been playing on a sprained ankle, which might explain why it appears that Collins is giving a sub-par effort on certain plays.

Friday afternoon it was defensive end Myles Garrett who defended Collins when asked about the linebacker’s effort level.

“I haven’t seen any quit in anybody,” Garrett said. “Nobody on the team have I seen that.”

Collins has totaled two sacks, three pass breakups, a forced fumble, an interception and 40 tackles while starting all nine games this season.  

Collins, who signed a four-year, $50 million extension in 2016, is making approximately $10.9 million this season and the team has an out next March with all $26.4 million of the guaranteed money in the deal being paid by the end of this season.

Game time decision – Williams did not tip his hand Friday as to who will start at left tackle against Atlanta.

“It could be either one,” Williams said, “and we are just going to go into the Sunday with that. They are both rolling.” 

Desmond Harrison was limited all week after returning from an illness and there’s a good chance last week’s starter, Greg Robinson will make a second straight start.

Garrett was asked about Robinson Friday.

“Well, I've seen he's been working with me. I feel like I've been making him better,” Garrett said. “So I feel like if he can keep up with me, he can keep up with most guys.”

Rookie of the week, again – Baker Mayfield was voted the rookie of the week for the third time this season Friday.

Mayfield, who completed 29 of 42 passes for 297 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, won the award in Weeks three and seven. He beat out fellow rookie Nick Chubb, who was also nominated this week.

This marks the sixth time in nine weeks a Browns rookie won the award. Cornerback Denzel Ward in Weeks one and five and running back Nick Chubb in Week 4.

Full participation – All 13 players listed on the injury report this week practiced Friday.

Bryant still out – Falcons kicker Matt Bryant is out again Sunday with a right hamstring which jeans they will stay with Giorgio Tavecchio.

Tavecchio has made all four field goal tries, including a pair of kicks from beyond 50 yards, and all seven of his PATs.

Punter Matt Bosher has been handling kickoff duties in Bryant’s place for the Falcons.

Injury report – Out: N/A 

Questionable: C JC Tretter (ankle), CB Denzel Ward (hip), LB Jamie Collins (ankle), S Damarious Randall (groin), LB Joe Schobert (hamstring), WR Da’Mari Scott (shoulder),

Expected to play: LT Desmond Harrison (illness), TE David Njoku (knee, ribs), CB Tavierre Thomas (abdomen), RT Chris Hubbard (toe), WR Jarvis Landry (wrist), OL Austin Corbett (foot), WR Antonio Callaway (ankle)