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Browns QB Baker Mayfield active, expected to play vs. Steelers

Cleveland Browns Baker Mayfield is active and expected to start against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Last week, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield insisted that despite battling a ribs injury, he'd be available to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

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"Oh yeah," Mayfield said after suffering a ribs injury on a hit from defensive end Justin Houston in the Browns' 32-23 Week 5 win over the Indianapolis Colts. "Mama didn't raise no wuss."

It appears Mayfield has made good on his word.

Prior to kickoff of Sunday's Week 6 matchup in Pittsburgh, the Browns announced that Mayfield would be active and expected to start against the Steelers. The No. 1 pick of the 2018 NFL Draft had entered Sunday officially listed as "questionable" after only participating in practice on a limited basis throughout the week, but insisted he'd be good to go come kickoff.

"I am lucky with the way that I landed that it was not directly on my shoulder," Mayfield said describing the injury earlier this week. "I kind of rolled a little bit. Obviously, could have been a lot worse.”

In addition to Mayfield, wide receiver Jarvis Landry is also listed as active and expected to play against the Steelers on Sunday after dealing with a ribs and hip injury throughout the week. Meanwhile, Odell Beckham Jr. was unable to rejoin the Browns on Saturday after receiving a second straight negative COVID-19 test after leaving the team facility with an illness on Thursday.

For all the latest from the Browns' Week 6 matchup on Sunday, follow our live blog.