Freddie Kitchens doesn’t think Baker Mayfield will miss practice time with hip injury

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Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield injured his hip on Sunday. For now, it doesn’t seem that the injury will keep him from practicing during the next 13 days before the team’s next game, at New England.

“He is fine,” coach Freddie Kitchens told reporters on Monday regarding Mayfield.

He didn’t seem fine on Sunday, noticeably limping before exiting the game for evaluation before admitting after the game that the hip is tender and painful.

Kitchens remains optimistic. Asked whether there are any issues with the hip and if Mayfield may miss practice time, Kitchens said, “No, I don’t think so.”

The Browns will need Mayfield at full strength if they hope to turn things around after a 2-4 start, with upcoming games against the Patriots, Broncos, and Bills. Can Mayfield face the adversity?

“I think Baker feels like he faces adversity every time he goes on the field,” Kitchens said. “I expect the best from Baker moving forward. I expect the best from him tomorrow. I expect the best out of him when we line up and play New England.”

Baker’s best hasn’t been good enough this year, in large part because it hasn’t been very good. The Browns have extra time to try to address the situation over the next two weeks. If they don’t do it soon, they’ll have a hard time matching or beating last year’s 7-8-1 record.

20 responses to “Freddie Kitchens doesn’t think Baker Mayfield will miss practice time with hip injury

  1. ““I think Baker feels like he faces adversity every time he goes on the field,” Kitchens said.
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    Between Baker’s bad throws and Kitchens’ playcalling much of the adversity is self-created. But what is it with these guys CONSTANTLY thinking they’re facing stuff that no other team sees every week? If they just tried improving their play rather than constantly talking, talking, talking about it they’d be a whole lot better off.

  2. His numbers are so much worse this year despite the addition of Beckham and Chubb you might think the defense coordinators have figured him out.

  3. hendricks83 says:
    October 14, 2019 at 4:50 pm
    Big mistake hiring Freddie! Should have hired Gregg Williams!
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    I’m certainly not a Browns’ fan, but that was a headshaker for me too. Williams seemed to have them playing quite good.

  4. It was sad how the browns fans at the game ended up acting like Philly fans and started throwing bottles and what not at the Seahawks posing in the endzone.

    One bottle nailed the security guard in the nose and he was bleeding. All of a sudden cops are everywhere…

    Stay classy Cleveland.

  5. Given it’s their bye week why would Kitchens have to immediately declare Mayfield would be good to go for all practices this week? It just feels like Freddie is always focused on the wrong thing at the wrong time.

  6. This team has played one of the tougher schedules already — SEATTLE, RAMS, 49ERS — and the PATRIOTS are on deck. If they happen to lose in New England — and they have a shot — and fall to 2-5 — they should still have a favorable second half sked that includes the Jets, Dolphins, Bengals, Cardinals, and Steelers. 9-7 is a realistic hope although not even that guarantees a WC. They may have to beat New England.

  7. I agree it was a total mistake not to sign Williams, but I am sure it is because mgmt didn’t feel they could control him.
    Baker is a mess. Yes teams have figured him out, but also do not think he is that talented. Could be a long sad ride with Shmofield.

  8. Great. Freddie (never done a sit-up in my life) Kitchens speaking for his “star” QB’s injury. Simple fact is the Browns are playing like Freddie’s BMI. Not good.

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