“It’s a good opportunity for me to get different reps with the different guys,” Mayfield said, via the BrownsZone.com. “You want to learn your players, you want to learn your receivers, what they’re good at and get timing down with them. It’s just an opportunity to get a feel for everybody and get comfortable with the team.”
However, Browns HC Hue Jackson downplayed Mayfield’s reps with the second-string.
“I just mixed it up. There’s nothing behind that,” said Jackson. “I just think I want to keep tinkering with that a little bit. I made a decision this week with the staff to make him second and get him some reps there.
“There’s nothing to it, nobody should read into it. It’s an opportunity to go out there a little bit sooner than he has, that’s all.”
Regarding his recent DWI arrest, Jets rookie TE Chris Herndon told reporters that the incident does not reflect who he is as a person.
“This is not who I am,” Herndon said, via NJ.com.
Herndon added that he feels fine following the accident.
“I feel like I’m fine,” Herndon said. “I don’t feel too bad right now. I’m just dealing with everything and trying to stay focused. I’ve just been trying to keep my focus, try not to focus on that [arrest]. I’m just trying to focus in as much as I can.”
Jets HC Todd Bowles said he was “upset” about Herndon’s arrest.
“(I’m) upset about it as a person, upset about it as a coach,” Bowles said, per Ralph Vacchiano. “We try to deal with it accordingly. We deal with it in-house.”
“Until you get the pads on and really get going through preseason, I look at them both as 1A and 1B,” LaFleur said, via the Tennessean. “I feel confident in both of those guys. They both bring a little bit different qualities to what they do. But I think we’ve got two really good backs that we’re excited about.”