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Myles Garrett and Corey Coleman missed practice Wednesday

The top two draft choices from the last two years were missing from Wednesday's practice

BEREA, Ohio--The Browns top two draft picks in the last two years missed Wednesday's OTA practice.

Top pick Myles Garrett still did not practice and neither did last year's top pick Corey Coleman.

Garrett said he expected to be back at practice when he spoke last week. A team spokesman said that Garrett was on the field on Tuesday for a limited time.

Hue Jackson said the injury was nothing related to the high ankle sprain he suffered at Texas A & M, but wouldn't reveal the injury. He was asked after practice about Garrett.

"I just want to take it easy, make sure that we are getting there," Jackson said. "He did practice yesterday. First of all, let me confirm that. He did a good job yesterday. He will practice tomorrow. I just want to make sure that we are conscious of the deals that we are dealing with and make sure that he is ready to go. He is doing good. Excited about him being out there yesterday. He is looking forward to getting back out tomorrow.”

Jackson alluded to Garrett practicing on Tuesday when asked about Garrett because of all the questions about Garrett.

“It is nothing major," he said. "I think we are right where we need to be. He has done a good job. He looked good yesterday. We will get him back out there tomorrow. I know you guys want to see him in the worst way. We picked the wrong day (vice president of communications) Peter (John-Baptiste) to have an off day (laughing). Now, I have to answer all of these questions. He is doing fine.”

Jackson said that Garrett would practice on Thursday this week.

Jackson said Garrett looked good on Tuesday.

"He looked like Myles Garrett," Jackson said. "Big, fast, tough. Everything we wanted to see from him."

Last week, Garrett said he expected to be "full tilt" this week.

“They are just being cautious," Garrett said. "I want to be out there. They are holding me right now, but I will be out there going full-tilt next week.”

Jackson said he's also being cautious with Coleman, who fell on the ball last week after catching a touchdown.  Coleman was working with the trainers on the side. Last week, Coleman caught a long touchdown pass from Brock Osweiler, but fell on the ball and was down for several moments. Jackson came over to see him and he walked to the locker room with the trainers. Jackson said Coleman's injury wasn't serious, but he was out of practice Wednesday. 

“Right now, we are going to keep him out for a little while," Jackson said. "Again, that was a tough spill for him, a little tougher than I thought. He is making his way through. You know Corey, he wants to be back out there right now. I just think that now is a time that if a guy is kind of banged up a little bit to make sure that we take care of him so that we can get him back for our training camp. We will see how it all unfolds at the end.”

Jackson was asked if Coleman might not be ready until after the OTA's and veteran minicamp.

“I do not know that," he said. "I do not know that he will not. I do not know that he will. Once I go in and talk to the doctors and see exactly where he is, then I will know more.”


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