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Cleveland Browns activate Myles Garrett from COVID-19 list; place Ronnie Harrison on IR

The Cleveland Browns have activated defensive end Myles Garrett from the reserve/COVID-19 list and placed safety Ronnie Harrison on injured reserve..

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from Nov. 29, 2020.

While the Cleveland Browns will be getting their top defensive player back this week, another key defender is heading to injured reserve. On Tuesday, the Browns announced that they have activated star defensive end Myles Garrett from the reserve/COVID-19 list and placed safety Ronnie Harrison on injured reserve.

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The No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, Garrett missed each of Cleveland's past two games after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Nov. 20. The NFL created the reserve/COVID-19 list for players who had either tested positive for or had been exposed to the coronavirus.

While the Browns won both of their two games without Garrett, his return will be a welcome one as Cleveland prepares to face a Tennessee Titans team that features the NFL's top rusher in Derrick Henry, as well as a formidable passing game headlined by quarterback Ryan Tannehill and wide receivers A.J. Brown and Corey Davis. 

Prior to being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Garrett led the NFL with 9.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.

Meanwhile, Harrison heads to injured reserve after suffering a shoulder injury in the first quarter of Cleveland's 27-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. 

On Monday, the Browns claimed former Kansas City Chiefs safety Tedric Thompson off waivers.

In 10 games this season, Harrison has tallied 32 tackles, six pass defenses and an interception that he returned for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts.