The Oklahoman

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.

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