Cleveland Browns: 5 players whose stock is down after Buccaneers loss

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Five members of the Cleveland Browns whose stock dropped after the Browns dropped preseason game No. 3, 13-12, to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The story of the 2019 Cleveland Browns is all of the stars on offense, yet it was the defense punching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the face with two sacks of Jameis Winston on the game’s first drive.

The offensive, on the hand, has looked better, which is disappointing, because with this being the third preseason contest, the unit was to looked ready to roll.

Instead, Baker Mayfield took some unnecessary hits thanks to poor offensive line play. Rashard Higgins dropped a touchdown pass. Greg Robinson‘s committed holding penalties in the red zone.

Mayfield was 10-of-26 for 72 yards. The man has a reputation for being accurate, so you know something was up in this contest.

And while the four field goals were good experience for Austin Seibert, those attempts really tell the story of a poor offensive night. The Browns were good enough to kick fields, but not score touchdowns.

They benefited from good field position, but still had to settle for three, instead of going for six.

Head coach Freddie Kitchens has a little more time to figure things out, but the clock is ticking on the opener against the Tennessee Titans.

These five Browns saw their stocks go down in the Tampa defeat.