The Browns' first official game of the regular season takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Mayfield finished the night 11-of-20 passing for 212 yards and two touchdowns.
"Nothing. He is coming back from injury, I want to be smart with him, and I never meant to play him in this game", Shurmur said. And he'll do it against a Giants team that's got a new coach in Pat Shurmur, a familiar leader in Eli Manning and a rousing crew of weapons headlined by Barkley, who'll get his first opportunity to own the Giants' backfield in East Rutherford. Just some new things for me.
Mayfield found tight end David Njoku on a 10-yard TD pass to cap a 14-play, 72-yard drive on his second series. The rookie quarterback completed a pass on third-and-18. "I'm honestly not surprised by anything Baker does".
On his first touch Thursday night - in his first-ever preseason game and on the first play - Barkley appeared to be stopped at the line of scrimmage, before juking several Cleveland defenders out of their shoes, finding an opening and running for a 39-yard gain.
Callaway, the Browns' fourth-round pick, played despite being cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license.
He had three catches for 87 yards, including a diving 24-yarder that the Browns successfully challenged after it was ruled incomplete on the field.