Baker Mayfield will play Friday but Odell Beckham expected to sit again

Charean Williams
ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports

Baker Mayfield has played seven snaps this preseason. He will play a few more Friday night, though the number has yet to be determined.

Browns coach Freddie Kitchens doesn’t view the third preseason game as a dress rehearsal, but he will play his (healthy) starters “some.”

“I don’t know how long yet,” Kitchens said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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The starters will not play next week against the Lions, leaving Friday night’s game in Tampa as their final live action before the Sept. 8 season opener against the Titans.

“This week’s a little different because you’re definitely not going to do it next week,” Kitchens said.

Receiver Odell Beckham, who has sat out team drills since Aug. 6 with a hip injury, is not expected to play in Tampa. He did not play in the first two preseason games either.

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