Jun 22

Report: Baker Mayfield not ready to compete with Tyrod Taylor

A year after the Browns thrust then-rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer into a Week One starting role, the Browns appear intent to do the opposite, keeping quarterback Baker Mayfield on ice for as long as possible.

If that’s the plan, Mayfield is making it easier to implement. Here’s an assessment of the competition, if there is one, between Mayfield and Tyrod Taylor, from Dan Labbe of the Cleveland Plain Dealer: This is where I tell you that, based on the six practices of OTAs and minicamp that were open to the media, Mayfield did not look ready to compete with Taylor for the No. 1 quarterback job.

Already, those on the scene see a difference.

They’re a lot closer than they were last year, Ellison said of the offensive line. They want to be a unit and they want to be around each other, so that’s pretty cool to see.

As for Flowers, Ellison said, I like him at right tackle. He’s a strong dude, he’s an athletic dude.

The interaction between Titans players and our officers was exceptional, Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson said. The conversations were relaxed, and it was clear that both groups had a good time being with each other. This was an outstanding idea by Jon Robinson and I am grateful that he brought it to us.

Titans coach Mike Vrabel said there was no connection between the event and NFL players’ protests against police shootings.

I think this is about us being with the police officers in our community and gun safety. I think there was a lot of things that you can accomplish. Just like when we go out on the practice field, Vrabel said.

Thursday represented the Titans’ last day of work before training camp opens in late July.

I know everybody’s name. I couldn’t say that before. I’ve talked to everybody in this locker room, and we all talk amongst each other. We all mesh well. That’s gonna pay dividends on game day.

A team on the rise?

Very, very on the rise, and you’ll just have to see, Lee said.

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