BEREA, Ohio — Baker Mayfield practiced without the need of a wrap on his proper wrist Tuesday, and looked fantastic in specific drills open up to the media.
Freddie Kitchens mentioned that ongoing after the session was shut.
“Yeah, Baker’s good,’’ he explained. “He’s excellent.”
Mayfield endured what was considered to be a bruised wrist in the course of Sunday’s 43-13 loss to the Titans throughout a single of his five sacks. X-rays were adverse and Kitchens doesn’t count on him to overlook any practice time this 7 days. The Browns will have Wednesday off right before returning Thursday in preparation for the Monday evening game against the Jets.
Mayfield will oppose Sam Darnold, whom many specialists considered the Browns would just take No. 1 past yr. Rather, he went No. 3 to the Jets.
Kitchens reflected on Mayfield pulling out the victory around the Jets previous 12 months following Tyrod Taylor suffered the concussion.
“He’s relentless,’’ Kitchens stated. “He’s a competitor. He just competes. Did not really know what the reads have been and stuff like that but he just made things come about. A single of the best things that I can say about a individual is just staying a relentless competitor, and I imagine that is what he is.”
Right here are some other matters we figured out Tuesday:
1. Kitchens appreciates his time with Gregg Williams
Gregg Williams and Kitchens guided the Browns by means of a tumultuous time, going 5-3 as interim mentor and offensive coordinator. Williams interviewed for the head coaching job, but Kitchens got it in its place.
“Gregg and I have a bond that will usually be that,’’ said Kitchens. “Anytime you get a team of persons and fellas to believe in you and believe that in what you are doing, it is generally specific. We ended up equipped to do that. The credit ought to go to the players simply because they had to get in and they had to go carry out.
“I respect the hell out of Gregg. I feel Gregg is 1 of the best coaches in the Countrywide Football League and has been for a very long time. It is not like he just woke up and he was there. He has been a excellent mentor in the Countrywide Football League, even heading back again to going in opposition to him when he was in St. Louis and I was in Arizona. I can not say sufficient good issues about Gregg.”
2. Browns to facial area Demaryius Thomas
With Antonio Brown signing up for the Patriots, they’re investing 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.
In six games against the Browns, the previous longtime Bronco has caught 22 of 36 targets with a single TD. With the Texans previous calendar year, he caught 3 passes for 32 yards in a Houston get.
3. Injury report
Safety Damarious Randall sat out Tuesday with a stomach virus and linebacker Adarius Taylor endured a superior ankle sprain versus the Titans. Kitchens said he hopes Taylor is a quickly healer.
If he misses time, it could indicate some taking part in time for Genard Avery, who was inactive on Sunday. Avery, the Browns’ fifth-spherical pick previous calendar year, slipped down the depth chart whilst he transitions from linebacker to defensive finish.
Kitchens also claimed backup offensive tackle Kendall Lamm will skip time — maybe a pair of weeks — with his knee damage, this means the Browns will very likely have to indication yet another tackle.
4. Kitchens was delighted with ideal guard Eric Kush
Kush could have gained another commence Monday evening.
“I assumed Kush played effectively,’’ Kitchens stated. “I thought he held his possess in there. He matched up against a pretty good player for the most element all day, and I assumed he performed very well.”
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