Browns rookie Baker Mayfield expected to play 2 quarters in preseason opener, report says

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Baker Mayfield (Getty Images)

Baker Mayfield is expected to receive significant playing time in the Browns preseason opener.

Cleveland plans to have the 23-year-old rookie quarterback on the field for two quarters in its game Thursday against the Giants, according to a report from ESPN.

Cleveland selected Mayfield out of Oklahoma with the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft.

Cleveland’s starters will only play one-to-two series in the game, according to the report. Mayfield, who is currently listed as Cleveland’s backup behind Tyrod Taylor, has worked exclusively with the Browns’ second-team offense in training camp, according to Cleveland.com.

The Browns traded wide receiver Corey Coleman to Bills in exchange for a late-round draft pick this week.