Baker Mayfield completes first TD pass of pro career

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Baker Mayfield completes first TD pass of pro career

The Cleveland Browns took the field for the first time in the preseason on Thursday night against the New York Giants, which quarterback Tyrod Taylor put together a strong showing in his brief time on the field.

Saquon Barkley wasn't the only running back from Pennsylvania to flash for the New York Giants Thursday. He also carried the ball three times for 13 yards. However, in his second series on the field, Mayfield connected with tight end David Njoku for a short touchdown pass. Spencer Drago was called for holding, though, setting up third-and-18. The highlights, easily, both went to Callaway - a 24-yard sideline strike with Mayfield rolling to his right on third-and-7, and a 54-yard catch-and-run touchdown off a quick slant to punctuate both rookies' nights.

In today's featured article, one National Football League analyst believes that Mayfield's debut should give the Browns hope for long-term stability at the quarterback position.

Mayfield closed 11-of-20 for 212 yards with two scores on the night.

QB controversy in Cleveland? An early star of HBO's Cleveland edition of "Hard Knocks", he'll have his first live-game shot at flashing his No. 1-caliber athleticism. Taylor will start under center, though not expected to stay in the game long.

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