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Browns QB Baker Mayfield won't play in preseason game against Jaguars

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Aug 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-11 14:03:34-04

BEREA, Ohio — In an all but expected decision, Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed that quarterback Baker Mayfield will not play in the first preseason game of the season Saturday.

The Browns will head down to Jacksonville for the first preseason game against the Jaguars, and like many teams around the league, aren't risking the health of their starting quarterback by playing them in a preseason game.

With Mayfield out, backups Case Keenum and Kyle Lauletta will be on hand to take the field for the Browns.

Stefanski said the team will announce other players who will not be participating in the preseason game on Thursday, with many of the starters expected to sit out to ensure their health ahead of the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 12.

While fans won't be able to see Mayfield sling the ball on Saturday, there will be plenty to tune-in for, including hearing Browns legend Joe Thomas call the game.

You can catch the preseason matchup with the Jaguars right here on News 5.

RELATED: Joe Thomas to call Browns preseason games alongside veteran broadcaster Tom McCarthy

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BROWNS 2021 SCHEDULE

Preseason

WEEK 1 · W · Sat 8/14 · 7:00 PM at Jacksonville Jaguars (23-13)
WEEK 2 · W · Sun 8/22 · 1:00 PM vs. New York Giants (17-13)
WEEK 3 · W · Sun 8/29 · 8:00 PM at Atlanta Falcons (19-10)

Regular Season

WEEK 1 · L ·Sun 9/12 · 4:25 PM EST at Kansas City Chiefs (29-33)

WEEK 2 · W · Thu 9/19 · 1:00 PM EST Houston Texans (31-21)

WEEK 3 · Sun 9/26 · 1:00 PM EST Chicago Bears (FOX)

WEEK 4 · Sun 10/3 · 1:00 PM EST at Minnesota Vikings (CBS)

WEEK 5 · Sun 10/10 · 4:05 PM EST at Los Angeles Chargers (CBS)

WEEK 6 · Sun 10/17 · 4:05 PM EST Arizona Cardinals (FOX)

WEEK 7 · Thu 10/21 · 8:20 PM EST Denver Broncos (FOX/NFLN/AMZ)

WEEK 8 · Sun 10/31 · 1:00 PM EST Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)

WEEK 9 · Sun 11/7 · 1:00 PM EST at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)

WEEK 10 · Sun 11/14 · 1:00 PM EST at New England Patriots (CBS)

WEEK 11 · Sun 11/21 · 1:00 PM EST Detroit Lions (FOX)

WEEK 12 · Sun 11/28 · 8:20 PM EST at Baltimore Ravens (NBC)

WEEK 13 · BYE

WEEK 14 · Mon 12/12 · 1:00 PM EST Baltimore Ravens (CBS)

WEEK 15 · Dec. 18/19 · TBD Las Vegas Raiders (TBD)

WEEK 16 · Sat 12/25 · 4:30 PM at Green Bay Packers (FOX/NFLN/AMZ)

WEEK 17 · Mon 1/3 · 8:15 PM EST at Pittsburgh Steelers (ESPN)

WEEK 18 · Sun 1/9 · 1:00 PM EST Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)