Mayfield debuts with Taylor concussed

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CLEVELAND (AP) Baker Mayfield's been thrown into the mix for the Browns.

The No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft replaced Tyrod Taylor after Cleveland's starting quarterback sustained a concussion in the first half of Thursday night's game against the New York Jets. Taylor was slow getting up after being sacked for the third time and after being evaluated in the medical tent, was taken to the locker room for treatment.

At halftime, the Browns said Taylor has a head injury and will not return.

Brown: Not seeking trade from Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) The chorus of "The Storm Is Over" by gospel singer Kirk Franklin played as Antonio Brown approached his locker on Thursday, an intentionally apt choice by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker/DJ Vince Williams to address the latest bit of drama surrounding his superstar teammate.

Brown heard the song and laughed. Then the All-Pro wide receiver stepped in front of his stall and turned to face the cameras. The music stopped. The smile faded. In its place? A mix of frustration, defiance and - he insists - remorse. (MORE)

Ohio State DE Bosa undergoes surgery

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State's All-American defensive end Nick Bosa will be out indefinitely after having surgery for a lower-abdomen injury.

Coach Urban Meyer said on his radio show Thursday that Bosa had surgery on a "core muscle." Meyer didn't provide a timetable for his return. (MORE)

WR Jones says he's 'good' to face Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones says he's "good" to play against New Orleans on Sunday despite missing his second day of practice with tightness in his calf.

Jones says his absence from practice on Thursday was "just precaution." He says he "felt some tightness" in last week's 31-24 win over Carolina. (MORE)

Semien powers A's in 21-3 rout of Angels

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) With a postseason berth within their sights, the Oakland Athletics are leaving nothing to chance.

Marcus Semien had three hits and a career-high five RBIs, Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in four runs and the Oakland Athletics hammered the Los Angeles Angels 21-3 on Thursday. (MORE)

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