BEREA, Ohio — Baker Mayfield practiced without a wrap on his right wrist Tuesday, and seemed very good in individual drills open up to the media.
Freddie Kitchens reported that ongoing after the session was closed.
“Yeah, Baker’s high-quality,’’ he reported. “He’s good.”
Mayfield endured what was thought to be a bruised wrist through Sunday’s 43-13 decline to the Titans through one particular of his 5 sacks. X-rays were destructive and Kitchens doesn’t anticipate him to pass up any exercise time this 7 days. The Browns will have Wednesday off prior to returning Thursday in preparing for the Monday night sport versus the Jets.
Mayfield will oppose Sam Darnold, whom many gurus thought the Browns would take No. 1 final yr. In its place, he went No. 3 to the Jets.
Kitchens reflected on Mayfield pulling out the victory about the Jets very last yr just after Tyrod Taylor suffered the concussion.
“He’s relentless,’’ Kitchens claimed. “He’s a competitor. He just competes. Did not really know what the reads have been and stuff like that but he just manufactured things happen. Just one of the most effective matters that I can say about a particular person is just currently being a relentless competitor, and I believe that’s what he is.”
Listed here are some other factors we learned Tuesday:
1. Kitchens appreciates his time with Gregg Williams
Gregg Williams and Kitchens guided the Browns by way of a tumultuous time, going 5-3 as interim mentor and offensive coordinator. Williams interviewed for the head coaching career, but Kitchens acquired it in its place.
“Gregg and I have a bond that will generally be that,’’ reported Kitchens. “Anytime you get a team of individuals and guys to feel in you and feel in what you are accomplishing, it’s constantly particular. We had been able to do that. The credit history ought to go to the gamers for the reason that they had to acquire in and they had to go execute.
“I regard the hell out of Gregg. I think Gregg is a person of the most effective coaches in the Nationwide Football League and has been for a extended time. It’s not like he just woke up and he was there. He has been a fantastic coach in the National Soccer League, even likely back again to likely towards him when he was in St. Louis and I was in Arizona. I just cannot say plenty of excellent factors about Gregg.”
2. Browns to encounter Demaryius Thomas
With Antonio Brown becoming a member of the Patriots, they are trading 5-time Professional Bowl receiver Demaryius Thomas to the Jets — just in time for the Browns’ check out to MetLife on Monday night.
In six game titles in opposition to the Browns, the previous longtime Bronco has caught 22 of 36 targets with one particular TD. With the Texans previous 12 months, he caught 3 passes for 32 yards in a Houston win.
3. Harm report
Protection Damarious Randall sat out Tuesday with a belly virus and linebacker Adarius Taylor endured a high ankle sprain versus the Titans. Kitchens stated he hopes Taylor is a speedy healer.
If he misses time, it could imply some playing time for Genard Avery, who was inactive on Sunday. Avery, the Browns’ fifth-round choose past 12 months, slipped down the depth chart when he transitions from linebacker to defensive finish.
Kitchens also mentioned backup offensive tackle Kendall Lamm will overlook time — probably a couple of months — with his knee injuries, this means the Browns will possible have to sign one more tackle.
4. Kitchens was happy with right guard Eric Kush
Kush may possibly have attained a further begin Monday night time.
“I thought Kush played nicely,’’ Kitchens reported. “I believed he held his very own in there. He matched up towards a rather excellent player for the most element all working day, and I imagined he performed well.”
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