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WATCH: Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield hits wide-open Donovan Peoples-Jones for 60-yard touchdown against Cincinnati Bengals

The second-year receiver out of Michigan is starting Sunday after Odell Beckham Jr.'s release.

CINCINNATI — EDITOR'S NOTE: You can listen to Jim Donovan's top calls from today's game in the player above.


With Odell Beckham Jr. set to be officially released on Monday, the Browns put Donovan Peoples-Jones in as a starting receiver for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The second-year player out of Michigan has 228 yards and a pair of touchdowns this season, but has missed the last two weeks with a groin injury.

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By the looks of things so far, he appears to be healthy again.

Following a Cincinnati turnover on downs early in the second quarter, Cleveland got the ball at its own 40 already up 14-7. On the first play of the drive, quarterback Baker Mayfield found Peoples-Jones wide-open, connecting on a 60-yard touchdown to make it 21-7.

It was Peoples-Jones' first catch of the afternoon and Mayfield's first target to a receiver all day. It was also a much-needed sigh of relief for the embattled QB, who has withstood criticism for his lack of chemistry with the soon-to-be-cut Beckham.

Peoples-Jones would have another reception in the fourth quarter, giving him 86 yards in a 41-16 win. Mayfield had a passer rating of 132.6 along with 218 yards and two touchdowns.

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This is not the first time Peoples-Jones has come up big at Paul Brown Stadium: Last season during Week 7, he caught a 24-yard strike from Mayfield with just second remaining to give the Browns a thrilling 37-34 victory.

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