2020-05-19

Baker Mayfield hosts teammates for workouts

Baker Mayfield kick-started his 2020 campaign after a disappointing 6-10 record last season.

Mayfield hosted Browns' receivers and tight ends in Austin, Texas. Tight end Austin Hooper initiated the workouts, an unnamed source told ESPN’s Jake Trotter, after signing with Cleveland in the offseason.

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The 25-year-old quarterback hosted receivers Rashard Higgins and Damion Ratley and tight ends David Njoku and Austin Hooper, Trotter added citing league sources.

Wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, both recovering from offseason surgeries, didn’t travel for the workouts.

The organization hired Kevin Stefanski to replace fired head coach Freddie Kitchens after a season. Stefanski says his coaching staff will ‘work’ with Mayfield to ensure his development.

"I think we added some pieces to the offensive side of the ball which can only help the development of a young quarterback. We're gonna work our hardest with this kid. We're gonna keep our thumb on him,” Stefanski told ESPN Cleveland.

Mayfield told the Browns' radio network, he is 'excited' and looks forward to practicing with other teammates once facilities reopen.

“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 ready to get back to work, ” Mayfield added, via Cleveland.com.

Browns are scheduled to open the preseason against Chicago Bears on August 15th.

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