AFC Notes: Browns, Jaguars, Titans



During an appearance on ESPN Live, Browns HC Hue Jackson reiterated that Tyrod Taylor is the team’s quarterback, even though rookie Baker Mayfield has done some good things in offseason workouts.

“Tyrod’s our starting quarterback,” Jackson said, via “He’s had a really, really good camp this year in the spring. He’s been outstanding, and obviously Baker’s done some really good things, too. I’m really excited about his future. Obviously, he was the first player drafted, and he’s shown that in practice.

“He has tremendous arm talent. He does a lot of things well. But, again, he’s a young player, and he’s trying to find his way and learn the National Football League and all the different things that we do. And I think we’re very fortunate and blessed to have Tyrod here because Tyrod is going to do some great things for us.

“My job is to make sure that [Mayfield is] truly understanding and progressing forward in the National Football League, that every day the practice is purposeful and meaningful for him, that he learns what it’s going to take to play at a high level up here, and that’s what we’re doing. But on top of that, also get our team ready to win football games, and that’s why Tyrod Taylor is here.


Jaguars G A.J. Cann has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury over the last three weeks, but he’s hoping to return at some point in the near future.

He’s out there now in a limited role,” Jaguars HC Doug Marrone said, via Mike Kaye of“I think we’re just trying to be cautious and see what happens when the mandatory minicamp comes. I wouldn’t be surprised if he takes a couple of reps, but I think he will go in that same category of risk [versus] reward. Get him in there and if there is a little bit high level of risk, it’s probably not worth it for the three days and he can just continue the way he has. Or [the trainers say], ‘Hey listen, we really don’t see a lot of risk and he can go out there and take a couple of plays.’ I would let him go out there.”


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