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Freddie Kitchens Better Keep Antonio Callaway on a Short Leash Amid Browns' Struggles

DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 15: Antonio Callaway #11 of the Cleveland Browns runs with the ball after making a catch against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 15, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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The Browns' margin for error is shrinking at an alarming rate from week to week, and Antonio Callaway is definitely not the answer to the team's woes. But if head coach Freddie Kitchens insists that the second-year WR deserves to be out on the field, Kitchens better be ready to pull Callaway if necessary.

Callaway returned from his four-game suspension after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy against the 49ers on Monday, and with Cleveland was already down on the scoreboard, the wideout's gaffe that led to Baker Mayfield's second interception shut down the hopes of a comeback.

A false start, a dropped catch, and not know where to line up on the field and forcing the team to use a timeout highlighted his disappointing comeback game, and with the team boasting talent with the likes of Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, the Browns would be better off with Callaway as a decoy or off the field completely.

Amidst HandshakeGate and the Browns falling way short of expectations, Callaway's issues both on and off the field are just an added headache to what Cleveland brings out each week.

Kitchens better stay on top of Callaway or else his decisions as head coach will continue to be under a microscope.