Baker Mayfield working with some of his teammates in Austin

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Team facilities are closed, and the official offseason programs are virtual.

That isn’t stopping some players from getting on-field work with teammates, though.

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has taken the workouts with his receivers into his own hands. He invited teammates to his hometown of Austin, Texas, to work together, Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com reports.

David Njoku, Rashard Higgins and Damion Ratley are among those catching passes from Mayfield. Higgins tweeted about his presence, and Njoku was seen in Austin on Instagram.

Mayfield said last week he was eager to get back into the team facility.

“I’m really excited,” Mayfield told the Browns’ radio network, via Cabot. “It’s kind of driving me crazy that we’re not able to get there and all be together. It’s for the better of everyone, for their health and safety, but yeah . . .we’ll be really ready to get back to work. I know everybody else is. That’s just the mentality of the guys so far. You can tell.”

6 responses to “Baker Mayfield working with some of his teammates in Austin

  1. The city of Austin will eternally hate Mayfield, so he’d better keep one eye open.

  2. You will start to see this over the next couple of weeks. Teammates will start to get together, on their own, and start training with each other. With the way things are it is the only way these guys are going to be half way ready for what may end up being more than likely an abbreviated training camp.

  3. Ball gets thrown around, everyone touches ball, ball bounces off hands of receiver and grazes his face, player now has covid 19 from player who was a carrier with no symptoms.

  4. Two weeks ago Texas lifted its shelter-in-place order. The last three days have had the highest COVID-19 death count totals for the state. This should not be happening, and yet it is.

  5. Always good to stay in shape, but don’t do it for football. There’s not going to be any football this year on any level.

  6. Two weeks ago Texas lifted its shelter-in-place order. The last three days have had the highest COVID-19 death count totals for the state. This should not be happening, and yet it is.

    Lies. Texas never had a shelter in place order. A few counties (Dallas, maybe?) But 98% of the state was under no travel restrictions. In fact, since the majority of Texas is based on agriculture and energy (farming and oil) most workers are deemed essential and continued to go to work most every day.

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