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Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson decided to punish Antonio Callaway for his traffic stop last Sunday by making him play for most of Thursday’s preseason opener against the New York Giants.

“I was trying to make him play the whole game if we could,” Jackson said of the rookie wide receiver. “I did not want him to come out.”

Baker Mayfield might have had a strong NFL debut, but Browns head coach Hue Jackson and quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese said Sunday that Tyrod Taylor remains the starting signal-caller.

Callaway didn’t inform the Browns that he was cited for marijuana possession and a suspended license last week, and Jackson didn’t become aware of the incident until the news broke Tuesday. Dashcam video of the stop showed police also found bullets and a gun part in the car.

“That was part of the consequence of what he has been through, and he knows it. That is what it was. Either you sit him or make him play. I thought it was better to make him play,” Jackson said Sunday.

“Make him play as long as he could. There were a couple of times he kept waving

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