AFC Notes: Browns, Chargers, Texans

     

Browns

Browns veteran QB Tyrod Taylor mentioned that the presence of No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield won’t change how he approaches things and plays the game.

“I was drafted in 2011,” Taylor said, via Cleveland.com. “[Ten] quarterbacks were taken ahead of me. Two of them are playing now [Cam Newton and Andy Dalton]. And that’s not any disrespect to the guys who aren’t playing, but what drove me every day was remembering my mom and my parents’ faces and the feeling that I had on draft day, not being happy about that. So I’m going to continue to keep pushing, continue to keep working the way I do. [I’m] ready to take my game to the next level. I think that I’ve been able to take steps in the right direction each year that I’ve been able to play the game. So I’m excited about the opportunity that I have here. There’s so much talent on this team and guys that are in the right mindset.”

Chargers

Jack Wang reports that Chargers DE Melvin Ingram was not in attendance for the start of team’s voluntary workouts on Tuesday.

“Believe me I know he’s getting ready,” Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said, per Ryan Kartje. “Wherever he’s at, I know he’s getting ready because that’s his makeup. Yeah, I’d like for him to be here with his teammates, but these are voluntary, man.”

Chargers DC Gus Bradley added that Ingram has kept in touch with DL coach Giff Smith.

“Obviously, as a coach, you want everybody here,” Bradley said, per Jack Wang. “But I’ve talked to Melvin about that. There’s a great deal of trust with him, too.”

Texans

Texans QB Deshaun Watson said Tuesday that his surgically repaired knee is feeling good.

“My knee feels [good and] comfortable,” Watson said, via Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com. “[It was great] to be able to go out there and throw and do some things out there and get the timing down with the receivers. … Just to actually get back out here with the group, with the team, with the whole offense and being able to just get back to the basics of football and build that chemistry and just build that leadership and that trust within each other.

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