The Cleveland Browns need a pickup after a resounding loss to the New England Patriots and a simple three-point win over the winless Detroit Lions. They shouldn’t have too much to worry about with a 6-5 record, but they’re currently last in AFC North.
With an away game against the Baltimore Ravens on the bridge, Cleveland will need every advantage it can get. Today they received good news regarding the status of one of their key players. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Baker Mayfield was a full participant in Thursday’s practice, which suggests he’s on track to start against the division-leading Ravens.
After being absent from training on Wednesday, #Brown Quarterback Baker Mayfield (left shoulder / foot / groin) was listed as a full participant today – a good sign he’s on track to start Sunday against the #Ravens.
– Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) 25 November 2021
Mayfield has had a bleak season so far, which has been highlighted by his inability to adjust to Odell Beckham Jr. In 10 games this season, Mayfield has thrown just 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. He threw for 2,166 yards with a completion percentage of 64.0%. Despite pedestrian numbers the top pick in the 2018 draft, the Browns are better with him under center than substitute Case Keenum.
The Ravens, however, could be without their own starting quarterback Lamar Jackson after missing last week’s game with illness. Jackson has said he’s very certain he’ll play against the Browns, but his status has yet to be officially decided.