Taylor completed 15 of 39 passes for 197 yards with a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 21-21 tie with the Steelers. He also rushed for a team-high 77 yards and a score on eight carries.
The weather in Cleveland wasn't ideal, as it rained for the majority of the contest, stifling both teams' offenses and contributing to Taylor's low percentage of completed passes. He did, however, make a significant impact with his feet and also found Josh Gordon for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Additionally, the veteran quarterback and Jarvis Landry showed a strong rapport in their first game together, connecting seven times for 106 yards on a whopping 15 targets. Taylor will look to exploit a Saints defense in Week 2 that just allowed 48 points to the Ryan Fitzpatrick-led Buccaneers.
Taylor (wrist/finger) isn't listed on the initial injury report for Sunday's opener against Pittsburgh, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Taylor had a bit of a scare when he took an awkward fall on his non-throwing hand during Cleveland's third preseason game. He was diagnosed with a sore wrist and a dislocated pinky finger, with coach Hue Jackson maintaining all along that neither injury presented a threat to his starting quarterback's Week 1 status. Taylor will have his full array of weapons to open the season, though Josh Gordon (hamstring) will be eased into action with a limited snap count.
Taylor (wrist/finger) won't play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Lions, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Taylor suffered a bruised wrist and a dislocated pinkie in preseason action this past Thursday, but the plan to rest him in the team's preseason finale is due to coach Hue Jackson's decision to rest his starters, as opposed to any significant injury concerns. As a result, Baker Mayfield will draw the start this week before returning to backup duties behind Taylor when the Browns open their regular-season slate against the Steelers on Sept. 9.
Taylor practiced Saturday with his left hand wrapped, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
In the aftermath of Thursday's preseason win against the Eagles, Taylor was diagnosed with a sore wrist and dislocated pinky finger in his left hand, the result of an awkward fall. He was steadfast in his belief that he wouldn't miss practice, which came to pass Saturday. Due to the state of the hand, Taylor will almost certainly have limitations on his workload but doesn't appear as if he'll miss any regular-season game action.
Taylor (wrist, finger) isn't expected to miss any practice time, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Though his injury initially looked serious, Taylor seems to have escaped Thursday's preseason game with nothing more than a sore wrist and a dislocated pinky finger on his non-throwing hand. Coach Hue Jackson expects his starting quarterback to participate when the team resumes practicing this weekend. No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield will need to wait at least a little bit longer for his shot at the starting job.
|4||9/30/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
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