Freddie Kitchens declines to explain reason for deactivating Antonio Callaway

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Wide receiver Antonio Callaway was expected to be in the lineup for the Browns on Sunday and he warmed up in uniform as if he was going to play against the Bills, but his name wound up on the inactive list 90 minutes ahead of kickoff.

Callaway was not on the injury report and had played in the last two games, so the question of why he was inactive was posed to Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens during his postgame press conference. Kitchens said it was between him and Callaway and repeated the response when asked if it was a disciplinary matter.

Quarterback Baker Mayfield said Callaway was part of the game plan, but that “things happen.” One thing that happened for the Browns was that Rashard Higgins had more of a role and he wound up catching the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Callaway served a four-game suspension to open the year and has eight catches for 89 yards in four games this season.

9 responses to “Freddie Kitchens declines to explain reason for deactivating Antonio Callaway

  1. Does it matter? Higgins is the better option. I suppose someone had to sit down to make room for Hunt, and if Callaway has to sit the rest of the year for that reason, so be it.

  2. Calloway has a history of substance abuse. Pure speculation, but I wonder if he showed up to the game under the influence of something and Kitchens noticed. Aside from a warm-up injury, I can’t think of another reason why he would be benched at the last minute like that. And there’s no reason to be cryptic about about an injury.

  3. tylawspick6 says:
    November 10, 2019 at 6:31 pm
    lmao

    how is “bills mafia” doing during their predictable fall?

    lol

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    Leave it to a bandwagon Patriots fan to talk trash on another fan base. Guess you didn’t jump on board till midway through the Belichick era and clearly know nothing about your team’s past. But stay classy as usual

  4. Irish Hoodlum says:
    November 10, 2019 at 6:39 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    November 10, 2019 at 6:31 pm
    lmao

    how is “bills mafia” doing during their predictable fall?

    lol

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    Leave it to a bandwagon Patriots fan to talk trash on another fan base. Guess you didn’t jump on board till midway through the Belichick era and clearly know nothing about your team’s past. But stay classy as usual

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    season tickets in family since ‘78. first game was mid 80s

    was at numerous games all throughout pre-BB/Brady Era

    you people have quite a nerve spending every waking hour on here running your mouth and then unable to take the heat when your team predictably folds around Halloween every year

  5. The NFL is big business with serious gambling involved. If a player had a reason they were not active the fans deserve to know why and not be blown off. This isn’t the typical employer/employee relationship that needs to be kept private. Salaries are public, contracts, fines, suspensions, etc.

  6. The NFL is big business with serious gambling involved. If a player had a reason they were not active the fans deserve to know why and not be blown off. This isn’t the typical employer/employee relationship that needs to be kept private. Salaries are public, contracts, fines, suspensions, etc.

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    Gambling means taking a chance on what you do not know. Furthermore, if you are gambling on Calloway being in the game, then you are doing it wrong.

    I get your point, but they don’t have to say, and you should assume that things that you may not know about will happen if you are gambling.

  7. Callaway has wheels and size but he loses focus and is immature. He’s not clutch. There’s a long history of WR’s in the NFL with great measurables but just cant consistently put it together. Calloway is another great example of this. Higgins doesn’t have the measurables that Calloway has but I’d prefer to have him on the field in clutch situations much more.

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