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PITTSBURGH — Mason Rudolph hasn’t heard from Myles Garrett in the year since the brawl that ended the 2019 meeting between the Steelers and Browns in Cleveland, although if the Browns’ defensive end approaches him Sunday, the Steelers quarterback is willing to have a conversation.
“I’m happy to hear Myles out with whatever he would — if he wants to approach me, if he wants to talk,” Rudolph said Friday. “He’s a great player, and they are playing well as a defense. He’s a menace in the backfield. He’s very disruptive. When they are playing at their best, he’s sack-fumbling and he’s getting to the quarterback. Obviously, you are very aware of that, and you treat him with great respect.”
Garrett indicated Friday that he’d be willing to talk with Rudolph on Sunday in the right situation.
“If he wants to talk after the game or before the game, let it come naturally,” he said.
Recognizing that Garrett is an important player in this matchup, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski made him the captain for Sunday’s game.
“It’s a big game, so I’m sending the big guy out there,” Stefanski said Friday. “But it’s in no way