If first indications are accurate, the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants hit it right in taking Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley with the top two picks in the NFL draft. Mayfield threw two touchdowns in two-plus quarters and Barkley ripped off a dazzling 39-yard run on the opening play from scrimmage as the Browns beat the Giants 20-10 on Thursday night.

Saquon Barkley knows how to deliver. In his NFL preseason debut, New York Giants running back Barkley delivered with a 39-yard rush on his first touch. With the handoff from quarterback Eli Manning, Barkley took a few steps back before cutting up the right side of the field and breaking three tackles along the way.

Baker Mayfield played on a big stage at Oklahoma, so he's not scared of stepping onto football's biggest one. The Browns rookie quarterback - and perhaps their QB of the future - will make his NFL exhibition debut Thursday night as Cleveland visits the New York Giants in a game that will feature the top two overall picks in this year's draft: Mayfield and Giants running back Saquon Barkley. ''Played this game for a long time, I don't get nervous,'' said Mayfield, currently No. 2 on Cleveland's depth chart behind Tyrod Taylor.

It’s beating a dead horse at this point in time to run through all of the struggles of Seattle’s offensive line over the past few seasons. The fact that they managed only one rushing touchdown from a running back last season, gained zero rushing yards on 23 carries inside the 10-yard line and only 17 yards on 34 carries inside the 20-yard line are reasons why Tom Cable and Darrell Bevell are no longer running the offense in Seattle. The Seahawks added Mike Solari as their new offensive line coach and signed former New York Giants guard D.J. Fluker to help Seattle get back to their offensive identity of running the football with consistency.

Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Antonio Callaway was cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license early Sunday morning, according to a police report. Per the Strongsville (Ohio) report, Callaway was stopped at 2:59 a.m. Sunday after he was seen failing to yield to oncoming traffic. Deputy Chief John Janowski said the latter offense was regarded as a minor misdemeanor based on the amount Callaway possessed.

Odell Beckham Jr. is currently in the midst of a contract dispute with the New York Giants — and according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the two sides are at a standstill. According to Anderson, the Giants currently want to pay Beckham less than $16 million a year, which is what Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins makes. Beckham thinks he’s worth more than that.

Jarvis Landry says his friend Odell Beckham Jr. would "definitely" be interested in joining the Cleveland Browns. Landry told Cleveland.com he has been lobbying the Browns to try and sign his former college team-mate, who has been trying to agree a new deal with the New York Giants. "If things like that are able to happen and the team can make it happen, then why not?'' Landry said about Cleveland trading for Beckham.

Saquon Barkley got an incredulous look on his face when asked if he was hoping to play in the New York Giants' preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. Hoping was not an option as far as the second overall pick in the NFL draft was concerned. The halfback from Penn State wants to play, even though the Giants cut back his workload last week, leaving many to wonder if he was a little dinged after 10 days of training camp.

Saquon Barkley got an incredulous look on his face when asked if he was hoping to play in the New York Giants' preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. Hoping was not an option as far as the second overall pick in the NFL draft was concerned. The halfback from Penn State wants to play, even though the Giants cut back his workload last week, leaving many to wonder if he was a little dinged after 10 days of training camp.

The New York Giants said they wanted Odell Beckham Jr. to check off certain things, like coming to training camp, then they’d talk to him about a contract extension. Beckham did those things, including showing up to camp on time. ESPN’s Josina Anderson said the Giants are not offering him a deal that would be anywhere what he wants.

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