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Silver: Veteran players talked to Baker Mayfield about Duke Johnson comments

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Baker Mayfield isn’t going to change how he handles himself.

NFL: Cleveland Browns-Minicamp Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

It is definitely the offseason! On Thursday, Mike Silver of the NFL Network talked about some issues in the Cleveland Browns locker room, due to how quarterback Baker Mayfield handled his questions during minicamp about running back Duke Johnson. All of Silver’s comments are in the clip below.

Silver notes that it is “striking” for a player to get involved in a teammate’s business in a non-supportive way. He says that multiple sources told him that “several veterans came up to Mayfield in the locker room to voice their displeasure” about his comments regarding Johnson. While Silver says that Mayfield “may not have agreed” with what the veterans said, their viewpoints have been heard.

Former NFL receiver and native Clevelander Cecil Shorts III weighed in with his viewpoint, expressing how he feels Mayfield made a “young guy mistake” with how he handled things. I wouldn’t be surprised if a few veterans talked to Mayfield about the comments, but I also don’t see it as being a confrontation, but rather a healthy, open-ended discussion.

There is also what former NFL safety Bernard Pollard said:

Mayfield is who he is. He is cut-and-dry with his comments, and I don’t expect that to change, nor will it be a problem...as long as he keeps up his winning ways in Cleveland.