Mayfield will miss game vs. Broncos
Baker Mayfield's streak of 53 consecutive starts with the Cleveland Browns has come to an end.
Mayfield wanted to continue playing, but the Browns, with input from their starting quarterback and medical personnel, decided he ought to rest his injured left shoulder during a short work week. With Mayfield banged up, backup quarterback Case Keenum will start for the Browns (3-3) on “Thursday Night Football” against the Denver Broncos (3-3), the team announced Wednesday morning.
The former Oklahoma star revealed Tuesday he suffered a completely torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder Sept. 19 against the Houston Texans, and the damage became worse Sunday when he crashed to the ground on a J.J. Watt sack during the third quarter of a 37-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The shoulder dislocated then and again on a non-contact play, Mayfield said Sunday in his postgame news conference.
WASHINGTON STATE: Former Washington State coach Nick Rolovich will be suing the university for illegal termination, in part because of "discriminatory and vindictive behavior" by athletic director Pat Chun, an attorney representing Rolovich said Wednesday. Washington State fired Rolovich and four other assistant coaches Monday night after they refused to comply with a mandate that required all state employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.