In July, the Cleveland Browns signed DE Myles Garrett to a 5-year contract extension worth $125 million, with a $50 million signing bonus and $100 million in guaranteed money, that would keep him with the team through the 2026 season. At the time, it made Garrett the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history, but now he is in second place behind Joey Bosa.
Hey, Mary Kay: Would Andrew Billings have pressed Larry Ogunjobi for a starting job at defensive tackle had he not opted out? Ben Jones, Macon, Ga. Hey, Ben: Billings, who was signed away from the Bengals as a free agent in the offseason, would’ve been part of the defensive tackle rotation, and may have made a case for a starting job with stellar play.
Harrison Bryant was not supposed to be a tight end. Bryant was a near-flawless player for J.T. Wall's football program at John Milledge Academy in small-town Milledgeville, Georgia. Wall, a former Georgia Bulldogs running back who has coached JMA since 2009, called Bryant a "coach's dream."