Kevin Stefanski not ruling out Baker Mayfield for Week Eight

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Though quarterback Baker Mayfield was not at practice on Monday, there’s still a chance he could play in Cleveland’s Week Eight matchup against the Steelers.

Head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters after practice that Mayfield is feeling better and has not been ruled out this week. But Stefanski is unsure if Mayfield will be able to practice on Wednesday.

“We’ll see. Hard to say how it’s going to play out,” Stefanski said, via Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan. “I’m not in the prediction business.

Mayfield has a torn labrum and fractured humerus in his left shoulder. He missed last Thursday’s win over the Broncos after aggravating the injury in Cleveland’s Week Six loss to Arizona.

Case Keenum started last week’s game, going 21-of-33 passing for 199 yards with a touchdown. He’s in line to start against Pittsburgh if Mayfield is unable to return.

In six starts this season, Mayfield has completed 67 percent of his passes for 1,474 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions.

7 responses to “Kevin Stefanski not ruling out Baker Mayfield for Week Eight

  1. Browns would be crazy to stick Mayfield back in there vs Pitt, especially if Chubb can play. The Steelers run defense is awful – they always get gouged by 3rd string RBs in the Tomlin Era.

  2. Actually Mayfield got hurt at the perfect time for him, because they are heading into the toughest part of the season where he would get massively exposed as a fraud, except people that know football already know he’s a fraud. Now the Browns Front Office will do what they do best, make the wrong decision and give him way more money than he’s worth. Get ready for lots of 9-8, 8-9 seasons Browns fans. Thats all Mayfield will give you and dont even think about deep Playoff runs. Wont happen

  3. Let Keenum take the hits. Protect Baker as much as you can so that he’ll be ready for the playoffs. If plan B falls through, then start Baker. I’d protect him and treat him like gold. He’s come a long way and should not be rushed back.

  4. Hey Bob:

    Here’s who the Browns have remaining on their schedule:

    Ravens 2x currently 5-2
    Bengals 2x currently 5-2
    Steelers 2x currently 3-3
    Raiders currently 5-2
    Packers currently 6-1
    Lions currently 0-7
    Patriots currently 3-4

    Thats a combined record of 27-21

    Here’s who the Browns have played so far:
    Chiefs currently 3-4 L
    Chargers 4-2 L
    Bears 3-4 W
    Texans 1-6 W
    Vikings 3-3 W
    Broncos 3-4 W
    Cardinals 7-0 L
    Combined record 24-23

    Yeah you’re right they have the easy part of their schedule left LOL. Gee I dont see 1 win for the Browns vs a team with a winning record so far, and 6 of their 10 remaining games are vs teams with a winning record. Hope you enjoy watching the Playoffs at home again. I guess you can start planning for your next Playoff appearance in 2038.

    Why do Browns fans make themselves look like fools every time they try to talk about football?

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