Baker Mayfield will start Sunday against Steelers


BEREA, Ohio (WJW)– Baker Mayfield will start Sunday as the Cleveland Browns face the Pittsburgh Steelers, head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters on Friday.

Mayfield was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday. NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported he received medical clearance to play Thursday night.

“It is really medically he is ready to go. Our doctors, our trainers and the second opinions felt very comfortable about that, and Baker feels that he is ready and he feels like he is ready to help this team win,” Stefanski said. “Functionally, he is 100 percent.”

Baker missed his first start as a Brown on Oct. 21. He was already wearing a harness on his non-throwing shoulder for a torn labrum before fracturing his humerus.

In his absence, Case Keenum led Cleveland to a 17-14 win over Denver to snap a two-game skid. He was 21 for 33 with 199 yards and one touchdown.

Running back Nick Chubb and tackle Jack Conklin will also return. Cornerback Denzel Ward and wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones are out, while defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is questionable.

The Browns and Steelers kick off at 1 p.m. Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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