BEREA, Ohio — Baker Mayfield practiced without the need of a wrap on his correct wrist Tuesday, and seemed great in unique drills open up to the media.
Freddie Kitchens explained that continued right after the session was closed.
“Yeah, Baker’s good,’’ he stated. “He’s very good.”
Mayfield endured what was considered to be a bruised wrist throughout Sunday’s 43-13 decline to the Titans all through just one of his five sacks. X-rays have been unfavorable and Kitchens doesn’t anticipate him to miss out on any practice time this week. The Browns will have Wednesday off prior to returning Thursday in planning for the Monday night game towards the Jets.
Mayfield will oppose Sam Darnold, whom several authorities thought the Browns would consider No. 1 previous year. Alternatively, he went No. 3 to the Jets.
Kitchens reflected on Mayfield pulling out the victory in excess of the Jets very last year after Tyrod Taylor suffered the concussion.
“He’s relentless,’’ Kitchens said. “He’s a competitor. He just competes. Didn’t truly know what the reads were being and things like that but he just produced stuff occur. One particular of the ideal matters that I can say about a man or woman is just staying a relentless competitor, and I believe that’s what he is.”
In this article are some other issues we realized Tuesday:
1. Kitchens appreciates his time with Gregg Williams
Gregg Williams and Kitchens guided the Browns via a tumultuous time, likely 5-3 as interim mentor and offensive coordinator. Williams interviewed for the head coaching task, but Kitchens acquired it instead.
“Gregg and I have a bond that will always be that,’’ mentioned Kitchens. “Anytime you get a team of people today and men to imagine in you and believe in what you are executing, it is often specific. We were being ready to do that. The credit should go to the players due to the fact they had to invest in in and they had to go carry out.
“I regard the hell out of Gregg. I believe Gregg is one particular of the very best coaches in the Nationwide Football League and has been for a lengthy time. It’s not like he just woke up and he was there. He has been a superior coach in the National Football League, even likely back to likely towards him when he was in St. Louis and I was in Arizona. I cannot say ample great factors about Gregg.”
2. Browns to encounter Demaryius Thomas
With Antonio Brown joining the Patriots, they’re trading 5-time Pro Bowl receiver Demaryius Thomas to the Jets — just in time for the Browns’ pay a visit to to MetLife on Monday night time.
In six video games towards the Browns, the previous longtime Bronco has caught 22 of 36 targets with 1 TD. With the Texans previous year, he caught 3 passes for 32 yards in a Houston get.
3. Injuries report
Basic safety Damarious Randall sat out Tuesday with a abdomen virus and linebacker Adarius Taylor endured a superior ankle sprain in opposition to the Titans. Kitchens explained he hopes Taylor is a rapidly healer.
If he misses time, it could indicate some enjoying time for Genard Avery, who was inactive on Sunday. Avery, the Browns’ fifth-spherical decide final year, slipped down the depth chart whilst he transitions from linebacker to defensive conclude.
Kitchens also stated backup offensive deal with Kendall Lamm will miss out on time — perhaps a couple of months — with his knee harm, which means the Browns will possible have to signal one more deal with.
4. Kitchens was happy with right guard Eric Kush
Kush may well have gained one more start Monday night.
“I imagined Kush performed perfectly,’’ Kitchens said. “I thought he held his very own in there. He matched up against a really fantastic player for the most component all day, and I believed he performed well.”
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