Mason Rudolph apologized for his actions in last week's brawl with the Cleveland Browns.

Rudolph read a prepared statement.

"I should've done a better job handling that situation," Rudolph said. "I have no ill will towards Myles Garrett. Great respect for his ability as a player. And I know that if Myles could go back, he would handle the situation differently.

"As for my involvement last week, there's no acceptable excuse. The bottom line is I should've done a better job keeping my composure in that situation and [not] fall short of what I believe it means to be a Pittsburgh Steeler and a member of the NFL."

Rudolph's conciliatory tone Wednesday was a departure from last week's defiant postgame news conference, where he called Garrett's actions "bush league" and "cowardly."

Video from the incident shows Rudolph attempting to dislodge Garrett's helmet.

"Like I said, the way he took me down late, it was basically the last play of the game, I was just trying to get him off from on top of me," he said.