Report: Browns vets irked by Mayfield's comments about Johnson
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Several veterans on the Cleveland Browns voiced their displeasure to Baker Mayfield about his pointed comments regarding disgruntled running back Duke Johnson, sources told NFL Network's Michael Silver.

The second-year quarterback publicly chided Johnson on June 4 when he was asked about the latter's trade request.

"Obviously, he's going to handle his stuff how he wants, but you're either on this train or you're not. It's moving - you can get out the way or you can join us," he said. "... He's gotta do his job. He said he's a professional, I hope he does his job."

The veterans hashed out their differences with Mayfield, according to Silver.

Johnson's trade request stemmed from a lack of projected playing time behind Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. The latter will be eligible to join the active roster after serving an eight-game suspension.

The Browns added plenty of talent in the offseason, though Silver reports they've also struggled to transition to new offensive coordinator Todd Monken. As a result, first-year head coach Freddie Kitchens, who finished last season as the interim offensive coordinator, has apparently spent more time than expected on installing his system.

Cleveland finished last season 7-8-1 and hasn't made the playoffs since 2002.

Report: Browns vets irked by Mayfield's comments about Johnson
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