Joe Thomas teaching Browns rookie Myles Garrett how to get to the quarterback

BEREA, OH (WOIO) - Ten-time NFL Pro Bowler Joe Thomas had nothing but praise when it came to answering questions about Cleveland Browns rookie Myles Garrett. Thomas and Garrett have been matched up against each other in drills during training camp.

"It's been fun because he's very receptive to coaching, he's extremely bright and is great at understanding the points you are trying to give him," Thomas said.

The Pro Bowler is one of the captains for the Browns. Thomas said one of his jobs is to help out the younger players.

"I think I've got enough experience under my belt, I can give him a few tips," Thomas said.

This will be the eleventh season Thomas has played with the Browns. Garrett is also learning from defensive coordinator Gregg Williams who is spending his first year with the Browns staff.

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"Nothing will replace his coach. From my perspective I can let him know what is hard on a tackle, what makes my job difficult when he does certain things," Thomas said.

The Browns first season preseason game is scheduled for Aug. 10 vs. the New Orleans Saints at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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