Baker Mayfield is slated to make his return from damage on Sunday in opposition to the Steelers.
Mayfield obtained medical clearance on Tuesday night time, according to Ian Rapoport. The Browns’ quarterback reportedly gained his power again and has full vary of movement in his shoulder forward of the medical determination.
Following follow on Friday, coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed that Mayfield will begin for the Browns’ Week Eight matchup.
The 26-year-old quarterback initially dislocated his non-throwing shoulder throughout the Browns’ 31-21 victory over the Texans in Week 2. After he landed awkwardly on his shoulder throughout the 37-14 loss to the Cardinals, Mayfield’s damage was decided as a torn labrum and shoulder fracture. Regardless of his intentions to begin in Week 7, he could not get medical clearance.
Mayfield was restricted at follow going into the Week Eight matchup. He took half in drills all through the week and made his first look again in shoulder pads on Wednesday. He was additionally fitted with a stabilizing harness to forestall his shoulder from coming out.
Browns’ backup quarterback Case Keenum led the Browns to a 17-14 victory in opposition to the Broncos in Week 7 and ended Mayfield’s streak of 53 consecutive begins.
Though he’s nonetheless on the highway to restoration along with his shoulder, the Mayfield will lead the Browns in opposition to the Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. He accomplished 116 passes for 1,474 passing yards with six touchdowns by means of 5 begins. He is tied Tom Brady, Josh Allen, and Jamies Winston with three interceptions this season.
Mayfield has a passer score of 80.four with 884 yards, seven touchdowns and 4 interceptions all through the 5 instances he confronted the Steelers in his profession, in response to Statmuse. Whereas Odell Beckham Jr. is at the moment listed as questionable with a shoulder damage, he’ll possible battle by means of and begin at large receiver.
Operating again Nick Chubb is making his return from a calf damage and is predicted to be certainly one of Mayfield’s snug choices. D’Ernest Johnson, who rushed for 146 yards and earned a landing in opposition to the Broncos final week, can be anticipated to dominate the Browns’ operating recreation.
The Browns are scheduled to host the Steelers from FirstEnergy Stadium on Halloween at 1 p.m. ET.