Mayfield a possibility, Chubb hopeful as Browns prepare to host Steelers

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BEREA, Ohio (WJW)– Baker Mayfield said it’s absolutely a possibility he plays in Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Cleveland Browns quarterback missed last week’s matchup with Denver as he deals with an ongoing shoulder injury.

“I think similar to last week. See what I can do. Take it day by day,” Mayfield said. “If I’m going to hurt the team, I’m not going to go.”

He said the medical staff was advising him not to play last week, but he tried to push through.

“On a short week, the inflammation was pretty severe,” Mayfield said.

Baker said surgery for the shoulder is not a forgone conclusion and he did not consider ending his season early.

The Browns not only missed Mayfield in Thursday Night Football, they were also without running back tandem Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. But quarterback Case Keenum and third-string running back D’Ernest Johnson stepped up. Johnson had 22 carries for 146 yards and one touchdown in his first career start.

“It’s fun to watch these guys play and play for each other. It was a good team win,” Mayfield said. “You see guys fighting for each other, especially when guys like D’Ernest and Johnny Stanton score.”

“It was awesome to see him and Johnny,” running back Nick Chubb said. “He’s a lovable guy and one of my best friends.”

Chubb is hopeful he’ll also return to the field on Sunday after missing two games with a calf injury.

Mayfield and Chubb were limited in practice on Wednesday. Jarvis Landry, Jadeveon Clowney, Donovan Peoples-Jones and Denzel Ward did not practice.

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