No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield signs rookie deal with Browns

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No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield signs rookie deal with Browns

The Cleveland Browns avoided a holdout with No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield [url=http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-seth-devalve-jersey]White Seth DeValve Jersey[/url] , inking the rookie to a four-year, $32.68 million contract, including a $21.85 million signing bonus and fifth-year team option, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.The contract includes offset language, meaning the Browns will not be on the hook for Mayfield’s guaranteed salary should they release him and he signs with another team, per the Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot.Mayfield was promoted to the Browns’ second-team offense during summer organized team activities, but he heads into training camp as a clear backup to recently acquired quarterback Tyrod Taylor.Head coach Hue Jackson has maintained a hard-line stance on Mayfield’s prospects for earning the team’s starting quarterback job.“I’m not going to back off of this [url=http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-jc-tretter-jersey]White JC Tretter Jersey[/url] ,” coach Hue Jackson said during rookie minicamp. “We can keep writing this narrative. Tyrod Taylor’s the starting quarterback of this football team, and that won’t change.”Jackson is obviously skeptical after trotting out rookies DeShone Kizer and Cody Kessler well before they were ready to lead an NFL offense in each of the last two seasons.With Taylor slotted to begin, and presumably finish the season, there is little pressure on Mayfield to get onto the field and become a leader in his rookie season. But Mayfield is a competitor, and as the team’s primary backup—especially in Cleveland, and especially given Jackson’s propensity to flip-flop on his quarterback choices—he must be ready at all times to take the field and lead the Browns offense.Mayfield is aware of this and is heading into training camp with the mindset that he has to be ready to play if called on.“I wasn’t brought here to just start, I was brought here to help turn this thing around [url=http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-joel-bitonio-jersey]http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-joel-bitonio-jersey[/url] ,” Mayfield said during a rookie minicamp press conference. “Whatever my role is that’s what I need to do. “Whether that’s playing scout team, or being the best backup possible, or playing. For me, I’m not worried about that, I need to be prepared for when I do get my shot to be ready to play.”Mayfield now has no more hurdles to clear other than reporting to camp and letting it fly. We’ll see what role the Browns have in store for him after the young quarterback has a chance to show his progress in front of his coaches, and eventually to the world in the team’s upcoming preseason games.Sunday Dawg Chow: Browns news (9/23/18) Cleveland Browns:Jarvis Landry says Browns future is bright with Baker Mayfield (cleveland.com) - Jarvis Landry came alive when Baker Mayfield entered the game against the Jets, just like the rest of his teammates. ”Absolutely [url=http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-darren-fells-jersey]White Darren Fells Jersey[/url] ,’’ said Landry. “He (energized) the whole stadium. I’m sure you felt it.”The Browns are Mayfield’s team now and no one should be surprised (MMQB) - There we sat in the coaches meeting room at Oklahoma, watching tape of Mayfield’s first season with the Sooners compared to his last. It was like night and day ... if night is Big 12 Player of the Year and day is the Heisman. The Sooners coach made his pitch for Baker Mayfield, the eventual surprise No. 1 pick of the 2018 NFL draft.Browns sign linebacker D’Juan Hines (ohio.com) - The Browns swiped linebacker D’Juan Hines off the practice squad of the Los Angeles Chargers and waived defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo to make room for Hines on the active roster.Briean Boddy-Calhoun has no role on defense (DPD) - The Cleveland Brownsreconfigured their secondary this off-season, and the new talent has forced defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun into not having a role in Gregg Williams’ defense.NFL:Trouble brewing for Jimmy Garoppolo? (NFL.com) - This weekend’s showdown between Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy Garoppolo in Kansas City is a reminder of how quickly the crown of the NFL’s Next Big Thing can change hands.Steelers hope winning will drown out drama (ESPN) -No team knows drama quite like the Pittsburgh Steelers, who also know winning cures all. But Monday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is more than a chance to get the first victory of the year. A convincing performance can drown out the noise from outside the locker room.North Dakota’s favorite son returns to Eagles lineup (delaware.com) - Carson Wentz returns to his starting quarterback job Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field and the Eagles Nation rejoices. Among the most ecstatic will be the residents of this city of 120,000 and its environs, located about 1 [url=http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-trevon-coley-jersey]http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-trevon-coley-jersey[/url] ,400 miles from Philadelphia but equally smitten with the player inside jersey No. 11.Bills don’t know Wisconsin from Minnesota (12up.com) - close, yet so far. To get their fans hyped for tomorrow’s matchup against the Twitter page posted a seemingly simple graphic of the team’s journey from Orchard Park to the Twin Cities. 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