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, 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:聽“This is where I tell you that, based on the six practices of OTAs and minicamp that were open to the media http://www.officialredwings.com/authentic-adidas-dylan-larkin-jersey
, Mayfield did not look ready to compete with Taylor for the No. 1 quarterback job.”
Of course, Mayfield has a habit of taking over quickly, like he did as a walk on at Texas Tech and then as a transfer at Oklahoma. And if Mayfield somehow becomes the clear-cut best option in Cleveland, the Browns may have no choice but to play him.
The deck seems to be stacked in Taylor’s favor, however. And here’s another possible reason for it, one that won’t get mentioned during many/any press conferences: G.M. John Dorsey may be betting on someone other than Hue Jackson coaching the team next year, and Dorsey may want Mayfield to be handled not by Jackson but by his successor.
, Mayfield was picked to be the long-term starter. Whether that includes short-term remains to be seen.
The Baltimore Ravens signed offensive lineman James Hurst to a four-year contract Monday, keeping him off the free agent market while providing stability in front of quarterback Joe Flacco.
Hurst started all 16 games in 2017, the fourth consecutive season he played in every game with Baltimore. He started at left guard in 15 games and at left tackle on Nov. 19 against Green Bay, subbing for the injured Ronnie Stanley.
Signed as a rookie free agent in 2014, the 26-year-old Hurst has been used at guard, tackle and on special teams.
"This is good news for our football team," coach John Harbaugh said. "James is a reliable Authentic Customized Colts Jerseys
, tough and versatile player who has played a lot of football for us. He has started at both tackle and guard, and all he has been is productive and someone who has made us better."
In 2017, the 6-foot-5, 317-pound Hurst was part of an offensive line that allowed only 27 sacks, tied with Minnesota for seventh fewest in the NFL.
By signing Hurst, the Ravens now have 10 unrestricted free agents.
"This feels great," Hurst said. "I've been here four years already Michael Roberts Jersey
, so I'm really excited to come back for four more and build on what we started."
Also Monday, the Ravens freed some salary cap space by releasing cornerback Lardarius Webb.
Webb, who played nine seasons in Baltimore, wrote on Twitter: "Thank you Baltimore it's been a great run." Womens Arizona Cardinals Jerseys