BEREA, Ohio — Baker Mayfield practiced without a wrap on his right wrist Tuesday, and appeared excellent in specific drills open up to the media.
Freddie Kitchens claimed that ongoing just after the session was closed.
“Yeah, Baker’s wonderful,’’ he reported. “He’s excellent.”
Mayfield experienced what was believed to be a bruised wrist all through Sunday’s 43-13 decline to the Titans throughout one particular of his five sacks. X-rays were being negative and Kitchens doesn’t anticipate him to miss any follow time this 7 days. The Browns will have Wednesday off in advance of returning Thursday in preparing for the Monday night time activity versus the Jets.
Mayfield will oppose Sam Darnold, whom lots of gurus believed the Browns would just take No. 1 previous calendar year. Rather, he went No. 3 to the Jets.
Kitchens reflected on Mayfield pulling out the victory over the Jets past year right after Tyrod Taylor experienced the concussion.
“He’s relentless,’’ Kitchens mentioned. “He’s a competitor. He just competes. Didn’t seriously know what the reads ended up and things like that but he just built things materialize. A single of the finest things that I can say about a human being is just becoming a relentless competitor, and I imagine which is what he is.”
Right here are some other points we uncovered Tuesday:
1. Kitchens appreciates his time with Gregg Williams
Gregg Williams and Kitchens guided the Browns via a tumultuous time, heading 5-3 as interim mentor and offensive coordinator. Williams interviewed for the head coaching career, but Kitchens bought it in its place.
“Gregg and I have a bond that will always be that,’’ mentioned Kitchens. “Anytime you get a team of people and men to feel in you and consider in what you are doing, it is constantly exclusive. We ended up ready to do that. The credit score really should go to the gamers because they experienced to obtain in and they had to go conduct.
“I regard the hell out of Gregg. I assume Gregg is a single of the best coaches in the Countrywide Soccer League and has been for a long time. It is not like he just woke up and he was there. He has been a superior coach in the Countrywide Football League, even likely again to likely towards him when he was in St. Louis and I was in Arizona. I just can’t say more than enough great items about Gregg.”
2. Browns to experience Demaryius Thomas
With Antonio Brown signing up for the Patriots, they are investing 5-time Professional Bowl receiver Demaryius Thomas to the Jets — just in time for the Browns’ stop by to MetLife on Monday night.
In six game titles in opposition to the Browns, the former longtime Bronco has caught 22 of 36 targets with 1 TD. With the Texans final 12 months, he caught 3 passes for 32 yards in a Houston get.
3. Harm report
Security Damarious Randall sat out Tuesday with a stomach virus and linebacker Adarius Taylor endured a large ankle sprain versus the Titans. Kitchens reported he hopes Taylor is a quickly healer.
If he misses time, it could indicate some actively playing time for Genard Avery, who was inactive on Sunday. Avery, the Browns’ fifth-spherical choose very last year, slipped down the depth chart when he transitions from linebacker to defensive finish.
Kitchens also reported backup offensive deal with Kendall Lamm will miss time — quite possibly a few of weeks — with his knee injury, which means the Browns will possible have to signal one more tackle.
4. Kitchens was pleased with right guard Eric Kush
Kush could have gained yet another commence Monday evening.
“I assumed Kush played effectively,’’ Kitchens mentioned. “I assumed he held his own in there. He matched up towards a fairly fantastic player for the most section all working day, and I believed he performed well.”
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