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Myles Garrett says Cleveland Browns lacking focus ahead of 2nd game with Baltimore Ravens; CB Greg Newsome II has concussion

While Garrett added he feels like the Browns 'are ready' for this Sunday, he admitted the club has to buckle down or "there won't be any postseason for us.'

BEREA, Ohio — Myles Garrett feels the Browns have lacked focus while preparing for their biggest game this season.

The two-time All-Pro defensive end is disappointed his teammates haven't shown more of a sense of urgency in practice as they get ready to face the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens for the second time in 15 days. Cleveland trails Baltimore by two games with five left and can't afford another loss or risk dropping from the playoff race.

"Not as much as I wanted to," Garrett told reporters Friday when asked if his team came into practice with more "attention to detail" this week. "But we still got another two days. Guys will sharpen up and we've got leaders that are on this team who will make them get prepared and get ready for Sunday, because it’s not end all be all today."

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While Garrett added he feels like the Browns "are ready" for this Sunday, he admitted the club has to buckle down or "there won't be any postseason for us."

"I'm not going to sulk or sink my head," said Garrett, who has 14 sacks, two behind Pittsburgh's T.J. Watt for the league lead. "I mean, guys go about things differently. It's not only on us as players; it's coaches, it's everyone having a focus on the task at hand."

Cleveland will be without four starters: tight end David Njoku, linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. and punter Jamie Gillan due to positive COVID-19 tests and rookie cornerback Greg Newsome. He suffered a concussion on the final play of practice Friday.

Njoku is currently the team's leading receiver, while Walker has provided veteran leadership on defense and Newsome has been solid in his rookie year after being drafted in the first round. Two-time Pro Bowler Dustin Colquitt — whose brother Britton punted from the Browns from 2016-18 — has been signed to take Gillan's place.

With his high sack total, Garrett is considered a top candidate for Defensive Player of the Year, something no Cleveland player has ever done since Michael Dean Perry earned it from the Kansas City Committee of 101 in 1989 (the Associated Press has never awarded it to a Brown). But Garrett isn't hung up on personal accolades.

"Individual glory, that will come and go, but the city will remember a Super Bowl," he said. "If I win DPOY and then we don't win anything, then our names won’' go down and be remembered for anything."

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