Cleveland Browns starting QB decided for game against Steelers

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Minneapolis.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield will start Sunday against Pittsburgh, returning after missing one game with an injured left shoulder that will need management for the rest of this season.

Mayfield practiced for the third straight day on Friday and coach Kevin Stefanski said the 26-year-old will play. He was cleared by team doctors and received the go-ahead from a second medical group.

Mayfield didn’t play last week in a win over Denver, ending his streak of 53 consecutive starts. The rest helped improve his range of motion and reduced inflammation, allowing him to strengthen the injured area.

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