Baker Mayfield on relationship with Duke: 'We're good'

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Duke Johnson made it to Browns training camp on Wednesday, and, after a spat with the running back in the media, Baker Mayfield met him halfway.

The Browns quarterback spoke to reporters Thursday about Johnson for the first time since he made critical comments about the running back's contract standoff with Cleveland. Mayfield said he and Johnson have moved on.

"We addressed it," the Browns' franchise QB said, per ESPN. "We're good."

There you have it.

After Johnson said around offseason workouts that he wanted to be traded out of Cleveland, Mayfield criticized the tailback for wanting out, calling his situation "self-inflicted." Browns teammates, displeased with Mayfield's comments about a player's financial situation, addressed them with the QB after the press conference, NFL Network's Michael Silver reported in June.

On Thursday, the quarterback sang a different tune abut Johnson, who showed up to camp this week despite still desiring a trade.

"We're here to do our job. He's here," Mayfield added. "Like I said, when it all came out, we want people that want to be here. He's here right now and that's important. I think that shows we're here to win."

With Kareem Hunt suspended for the first half of the season, Johnson should play a pivotal role as a pass-catching back alongside Nick Chubb -- as long as he's on (and welcome on) the roster.

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