According to multiple sources, Browns WR Odell Beckham‘s talent has been wasted in a “dysfunctional” offense. (Cabot)
Sources add the offense is “poorly designed and poorly run,” and won’t be successful unless changes are made in terms of coaching, scheme or play-calling.
Regarding the report from Jay Glazer that he has told other players and coaches to “come get me” (NFLTR) this year, Beckham said: “I’m not going to talk about any offseason stuff that’s going on right now.” (Keith Britton)
Baker Mayfield said the team’s medical staff didn’t handle Beckham’s sports hernia correctly and he should’ve had surgery in training camp: “Wasn’t handled right. He’s not able to run as well as he should be able to — and that’s frustrating to him.” (Ian Rapoport)
Mayfield said of the Fox Sports report: “The first I was hearing of it was [after the game]. The drama is the drama on the outside. We continue to focus on what’s in our building and harp on the important things.” (Nate Ulrich)
Mayfield clarified his comments on Twitter: “My intentions were not to throw our medical staff under the bus. No I don’t know all the facts about Odell’s injury. It was emotionally answered because I can sense his frustration and I care about my team and putting us in the best position to win,” Mayfield wrote. “Those people within our building know my intentions and where I am coming from. I truly believe that and I apologize to those that don’t deserve the backlash. . . . Today was a good team win. On to the next one.”
According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Raiders first-round rookie RB Josh Jacobs has been playing with a broken shoulder blade since late October.
Rapoport adds Jacobs has had shots after every game to help manage the pain from the injury. He’ll have an MRI after this week to re-evaluate the injury and his status going forward.
Adam Schefter reports that Ravens TE Mark Andrews suffered a “contusion” between his knee and thigh and the “indication is it’s nothing major.” Although, the Ravens have a short week to prepare for the Jets on Thursday.
Ravens HC John Harbaugh told reporters that neither Andrews nor DB Anthony Levine has a serious injury. Both players said they plan to play Thursday. (Jeff Zrebiec)