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NFL reinstates Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett

Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 11:09 AM

Defensive end Myles Garrett #95 of the Cleveland Browns hits Quarterback Mason Rudolph #2 of the Pittsburgh Steelers over the head with his helmet during the second half in the game at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 14, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Defensive end Myles Garrett #95 of the Cleveland Browns hits Quarterback Mason Rudolph #2 of the Pittsburgh Steelers over the head with his helmet during the second half in the game at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 14, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Myles Garrett rejoined the Cleveland Browns active roster Wednesday as he was reinstated by the NFL, the team announced.

Garrett was suspended indefinitely after hitting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with a helmet during a game Nov. 14 in Pittsburgh. Garrett missed the final six games of the regular season after his appeal of the suspension was denied.

According to the Browns, Garrett met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday at the NFL headquarters in New York City. The reinstatement allows him to participate in offseason workouts.

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"We welcome Myles back to our organization with open arms," said Browns EVP of Football Operations and General Manager Andrew Berry in a statement. "We know he is grateful to be reinstated, eager to put the past behind him and continue to evolve and grow as a leader. We look forward to having his strong positive presence back as a teammate, player and person in our community."