Browns QB Baker Mayfield said that he needs to throw the football “in a better spot” when asked about the team’s receivers’ nine drops in Week 4.
“I have to put it in a better spot,” said Mayfield, via Mary Kay Cabot. “I think that I can put it more in their chest, more on their eyes and make it easier for them to catch. We just have to be more detailed.”
- The Packers’ top-three receivers — Davante Adams (calf), Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (concussion) — did not practice on Thursday, which left rookie WRs Marquez Valdez-Scantling, J’Mon Moore and Equanimeous St. Brown as their top-three options.
- The good news for Green Bay is that QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) practiced in full on Thursday.
Vikings LB Kentrell Brothers said he learned to not make “dumb decisions” after serving his four-game suspension for the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
“The only thing I have learned is don’t make dumb decisions because those situations, they hurt. Not only am I hurt mentally but financially. I lose four game checks,’’ said Brother, via Chris Tomasson.
Tomasson adds that Brother relinquished $148,235 of his 2018 base salary due to the suspension.
- Regarding the team’s disappointing rushing attack, Vikings OC John DeFilippo said: “There’s no one in this building who wants to run the ball more than I do. It takes a lot of pressure off me to not have to have the perfect protection, to not have to call the perfect routes against the coverage you think you’re going to get, the quarterback in duress at times. Where if you run the ball with efficiency, obviously it’s a lot easier on the play caller, it’s easier on some of the players.” (Vikings)
- Vikings HC Mike Zimmer referred to RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) as questionable for Sunday’s game. (Chris Tomasson)