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Too much Browns hype? Success in 1st preseason game won’t slow it

Tim Benz
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield reacts during the first half against the Washington Redskins, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Cleveland.
Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson (51) returns an interception for a touchdown as Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) reaches for him Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Cleveland.
Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (85) celebrates after Cleveland Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins (81) scored a 24-yard touchdown against the Washington Redskins, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Cleveland.

If you are someone who thinks all the Browns hype has been too much, bad news. 

It’s not going to slow down after their first preseason game.

Cleveland looked sharp beating the Redskins, 30-10. Baker Mayfield was 5 for 6 for 77 yards and a touchdown to Rashard Higgins.

Higgins ended up with 98 yards on five catches.

Mack Wilson had two catches, too. Here’s the thing: He’s a linebacker.

One of his interceptions went back for a touchdown.

Yeah. The Alabama rookie had two picks. He was viewed by some to be the most talented inside linebacker in the draft after Devin Bush and Devin White. Those two will be on the same field Friday when the Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off at Heinz Field.

Wilson was always deemed to have great athleticism. But the question was whether he could put all the pieces together in games. So far, it appears he can.

According to the television play-by-play, Wilson also had three interceptions during the last four days of practice.

Highly touted cornerback Greedy Williams grabbed a pick, too.

Then there was the punt return touchdown from Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi.

The reason the whole bench emptied on that one? That’s the kid who made the team after spending his last $200 on NFL combine training, so he slept outside of the facility on a patch of grass.

Even if you hate the Browns — and, of course, you should — it’s a pretty good story.

Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.

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