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Cleveland Browns defensive end Tyrone Holmes runs the field before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Ron Schwane, Associated Press

MISSOULA — Former Montana defensive end Tyrone Holmes has had a long week. 

After spending all of last season and training camp with the Cleveland Browns, Holmes was waived on Sunday by the organization in order for the Browns to bring on five players from waivers.

However, on Thursday morning, it was announced that Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is injured with a high ankle sprain and is expected to miss time. Shortly after announcing Garrett's injury, Holmes was re-signed by the Browns. 

Holmes is entering his second season in the NFL. He played in 11 games for the Browns last season and had six tackles and one sack. 

While at Montana, Holmes had a stand-out career from 2012-15. He won the STATS FCS Defensive Player of Year his senior season after compiling 18 sacks. He is second in program history with 34 1/2 career sacks and second in career tackles for loss with 49 1/2. He also had 214 tackles and five forced fumbles as well in his four years. 

Holmes rejoining the Browns means that there are now six former Griz football players on NFL rosters.

Colt Anderson is with the Buffalo Bills. Brock Coyle is a San Francisco 49er. Trumaine Johnson plays for the Los Angeles Rams. William Poehls is with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Jordan Tripp plays for the Atlanta Falcons. 

— Amie Just,

Amie Just covers Griz football for the Missoulian, among other things. Follow her on Twitter @Amie_Just or email her at


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